Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Please Don't Evacuate Me!

This piece at New York Magazine addresses the use of "evacuate" on The Wire. According to the article, current usage rules allow for people to be evacuated (it's been allowed since WW II), and if you read the comments below you'll see that an editor-at-large at Webster's confirms this.

I still stand by my point about Guttierez's reaction: it's genuine. But I wonder...is that a Webster's dictionary she's consulting?

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