Puzzling blend

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun May 30 19:27:18 UTC 2010

On 5/30/10 2:52 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Alice Faber<faber at haskins.yale.edu>  wrote:
> "... give the 49ers a refreshing _age_ in the Secondary"
> an exact quote?
> I would have expected
> "... give the 49ers a refreshing _edge_ in the Secondary."

If it was in the quotes I dredged up from Google, it was cut-and-pasted
from the blog or whatever it was in. Sports blog comments tend to not be
proofread all that well, though I could imagine a phonological story
behind that spelling. That said, in that specific entry, the same player
was described as being both from Nevada and Nebraska, so I'm going to go
with error.

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