Saturday, July 09, 2011

Words have meanings

Also in today's Knoxville News Sentinel is a short piece called
Gov. Haslam cuts 9 of 10 officials from news report: Makes lists 'more manageable,' spokesman says.
The lede says
No news is not good news to hundreds of political figures who have quit receiving a popular daily roundup of state media reports emailed by Gov. Bill Haslam's office.
Um, no. They didn't "quit receiving". "Quit" implies they did it, with volition, and that's not what happened.

They "stopped receiving", a bit ambiguous, or "they were cut off from receiving". But the governor dropped them. They didn't quit.

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