Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Word is "Stump"

Despite certain journalists' misuse, "stomp" refers to what you do with your foot; either to hurt, to emphasize or to dance. "Stump" refers to what politicians do when they campaign. The dying art of writing seems already grimly reaped from among professional journalists.

11/01/2006, 1:30 p.m. Update: The Memphis stomp reference via the "misuse" link above has been corrected, but the Google cached error remains here. The editor was late on the uptake.


  1. Only if Albert Haynesworth is campaigning would the word 'stomp' be appropriate in this context.

    sheesh, did they fire the copy editors?

  2. Um, isn't it possible they meant to use that word in reference to the violence of the "defense"?

  3. No violence was mentioned in the Clinton-in-Memphis link.