Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wall Street Journal and English Usage

A front page article for the Wall Street Journal this morning states that a 10 mile stretch of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles is going to be shut down from tomorrow night through Sunday. As this highway is so busy (it's one of the main ways to get to LAX airport), the paper claims that L.A. citizens are calling the event "Carmegeddon" as they (rightfully) believe that smaller roads and highways are going to be overwhelmed this weekend, and nobody is going to be able to get to where they need to go.

Still, those aren't the sentences I wanted to comment on. The Journal states that the 405 will be closed "to create a lane for high-occupancy vehicles." you mean a carpool lane WSJ?

Maybe not. I can't tell you how many times I've told my wife, "Boy, I'm sure glad you're riding with me today so that we can take the high-occupancy vehicle lane."

Looks like somebody's editor missed a line, huh?

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