Remember: the reason the mainstream media is better than all of us bumptious alt-media people is that they have layers and layers of gatekeepers.
Now, don’t get me wrong; I read h this AP piece in the Strib, about United Airlines cracking down on people hauling refrigerator-sized “carry-on” bags onto their flights, and went “yay”.
But this sentence here stuck in my craw:
It has nothing to do with revenue, [United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson] said, adding that one non-complaint bag takes up the same space as two complaint ones.
One suspects a bag that generates no “complaints” would take up much less than half the space of two bags that generate complaints.
Unless the word they were looking for was “compliant”. Which is a whole different word – indeed, geometrically opposite in this context.
English in America today: I’m afraid a generation of hasty online spelling means were loosing the standard’s of are language.
Layers. Of Gatekeepers.