Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oh, My! Even the New York Times?!?

This is the result of a "near miss."
"The strike was the culmination of a desperate manhunt marked not only by near misses and dead ends, but also by a wrenching legal debate in Washington ..."

--From a New York Times story this morning by Mark Mazzetti, Eric Schmitt and Robert F. Worth

Boys, a "near miss" is a hit.


  1. Well, are we going with Professor Smith or Merriam Webster, who defines "near miss" as: "2a: a near collision (as between aircraft) 2b: close call"

  2. Mark:
    That's one of those bullshit "usage" definitions, like the verb "parenting." If you nearly miss something, you hit it. Period and Miriam and Webster can stick that where the sun don't shine.