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Monday, October 23, 2006

Peter King's an Idiot, Part II

From Peter King's MMQB column:

"g. If the Redskins don't go with Jason Campbell now, what they are saying is: We refuse to make a change even though our season is on the line. We have a bye this week and can effect positive change. Or something like that. I don't know how a limited-mobility quarterback like Mark Brunell can flourish against the defensive pressure of Dallas, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay (well, the Bucs are just OK), Carolina, Atlanta and Philly again. In succession." [Emphasis added.]

Comment: "Effect" is a noun, "affect" is a verb. Peter should have used "affect" in this context. Seriously, did fire all their copy editors, didn't they.

UPDATE: I've been informed by someone smarter than me that "effect" can be used as a transitive verb to mean "bring into existence." Therefore, it seems that I need a copy editor, not Peter King. Sorry Peter.

Oh, and in response to Chico's earlier, inexcusible post: nuff said...


  • Yes, Shades, as in "The officer can effect the arrest of George W. Bush for being a complete idiot". Something along those lines.

    By Blogger Big Worm, at 6:02 PM  

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