Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sub-titles Needed

On the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald today, this extract from a US government cable appears:

'A conversant'? Australia's official dictionary, (the Macquarie), defines conversant purely as an adjective:
We need a little note in square brackets, explaining this strange new Yankee usage and indicating that, at the paper, they're aware it's not the norm.

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