Another supposed "fixed expression" comes aloose

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 3 23:45:34 UTC 2012

"The people _spoke_. Now the Senate must act!"

instead of

"The people have spoken. …"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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