Re: .Pet Peeves
Another news media related pet peeve - cutesy language shortcuts. "Mitt Romney to tap Paul Ryan for V.P. slot." 1. V.P. is not a slot. It is a position. 2. Mitt Romney might ask Paul Ryan, but I highly doubt that he is going to pound a spigot into his leg when he does it. I also doubt that he's going to tap him on the shoulder to try to get his attention when he does it. What is wrong with "Mitt Romney plans to ask Paul Ryan to be his running mate" Or even "Mitt Romney to ask Paul Ryan to join ticket" or something that actually makes sense?
Please note: I have carefully avoided discussion of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as candidates. I only addressed the language used by the news media to inform their readers and listeners. Let's keep it that way, please.
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