[Ads-l] "malpractice" = incompetence

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 5 17:30:21 UTC 2016

A case of "marital malpractice", but not what you might think (if you might think anything):


I first thought "only in Florida" (i.e. are there "strict laws against impersonating a marriage counselor"), but then I read on.


> On Jun 5, 2016, at 12:14 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> See OED3 sense 1b (with cites back to 1861): "More generally: incompetence,
> negligence, or unethical conduct on the part of any professional person
> (esp. a lawyer), official, etc."
> Common collocates for "malpractice" in recent years include "educational,"
> "journalistic," and "political."
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Robin Hamilton <
> robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
>> A new (to me) sense of “malpractice”, from _Business Insider_:
>>        Jeremy Bird, the former grassroots organizing architect of the
>> Obama campaigns, told Business Insider that Trump's inability to
>> professionalize his campaign — as well as his relative lack of interest in
>> voter-targeting data that could             help him identify and turn out
>> sympathetic voters in swing states — is "campaign malpractice."
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__uk.businessinsider.com_donald-2Dtrump-2Dpolls-2Delectoral-2Dmap-2D2016-2D5-3Fr-3DUS-26IR-3DT&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=TYHi3h1p_EV8xk9t21mkJFmYxZ2QFUJV0fzjWOrF5rw&s=ka2LZjODOVoIGM4jHqo2H4wkD6KWiZomSo7hvNqmE3A&e= 
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