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Watch Your Language

It's not "touch bases with you," it's "touch base with you."

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"High-speed chase" is redundant. Just write "chase," or "car chase." If one car follows another at posted or slower speeds, it's traffic, a Sunday drive or a funeral procession.

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5 comments:

  1. Who on earth says "touch bases" except baseball coaches? And I do wonder if O.J.'s historical road-warrior drama made adjectives for "chase" necessary...

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  2. Re: "High Speed Chases"

    Here in Southern California, most newscasters, newschopper reporters and even the local gendarmes usually use the term "high speed chase" when the fool being chased down the freeway is doing close to 90 to 120mph. When they're just running stop signs/lights and generally going the speed limit, newscasters usually call them car chases. They're so common down here that we all yawn when they happen (average of a couple per day). Some LA based TV stations have stopped showing them if they're happening during the normal news broadcast. Use to be we'd have all 7 LA-based major channels show a chase at the same time, while all I wanted was the regular news - I end up going to Fox News Channel or CNN then.

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  3. What ever happened to "skedaddle?"
    As in, "OJ skedaddled."

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  4. I saw an email to my wife from a girlfriend of hers the other day that said "touching basis." I think that signifies justification for physical contact.

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