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palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:25:05 PM

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An online news article today states: "As per The Atlantic, the study reveals a profound disparity among the states when it comes to life expectancy.”

The expression in bold is being used more and more frequently. Apparently it means "in relation to" or "in connection with." Does anyone else find it awkward and annoying?
BobShilling
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 3:27:00 AM
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It's been around for years. It doesn't bother me, though I don't use it in formal writing.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 3:33:24 AM

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No problem!

When it comes to phrases, people use all sorts.
This is colloquial, but common.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:57:36 AM

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palapaguy wrote:
...Does anyone else find it awkward and annoying?


d'oh!Yes, in that particular sentence it wasn't necessary, however, in DragOnspeaker's sentence it's quite correctly used!Applause Go figure!



"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Islami
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:35:06 AM
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Dear TFDERs, Remember the golden, universal and evergreen rule;


Any inexplicable word, spellings, speech, ritual, custom, meaning, usage,nuance, connotation,effect, essence, explanation, hint, implication or interpretation is 'colloquial'. Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 3:28:35 PM

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palapaguy wrote:
An online news article today states: "As per The Atlantic, the study reveals a profound disparity among the states when it comes to life expectancy.”

The expression in bold is being used more and more frequently. Apparently it means "in relation to" or "in connection with." Does anyone else find it awkward and annoying?


Nope. When it comes to things that are awkward and annoying, I don't find this to be one of them...Whistle


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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