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#18501 - 02/06/01 05:41 AM End's nigh
Bingley Offline
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I've noticed over the past decade or so, that American media (I'm thinking here of Time and Newsweek(not that I read them much these days)) seem to be shifting from expressions such as "at the end of the week/month/year" to "at week's/month's/year's end". Has anyone else noticed this?

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#18502 - 02/06/01 07:41 AM Re: End's nigh
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Yes, I have. Perhaps there has been a push for succinctness. (What can I say? I'm an optimist.)


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#18503 - 02/06/01 07:44 AM Re: End's nigh
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a push for succinctness. (What can I say?

Brevity?


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#18504 - 02/06/01 08:12 AM Re: End's nigh
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Soul of wit are you, mav


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#18505 - 02/06/01 10:21 AM Re: End's nigh
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Not sure how young this is. Walt Kelly parodied it in Pogo back in the '60s or early '70s.


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