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Thread #159749   Message #3787260
Posted By: Bill D
26-Apr-16 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Subject: RE: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
If were made emperor, one of my first edicts would involve grammar and spelling and usage classes for military and/or police spokespersons.

I cringe every time I hear one confuse 'contingent' with 'contingency'.

"We sent a contingency of peace keepers to control the situation."

There are so many other examples that I dare not start listing them.