The Carper

“Eldest Trump sons jet to Dubai for lavish wedding” (CNN, 4-13-18).
The plural “sons” is off. “Eldest” is superlative — there can only be one. “Older Trump sons…” would have been better to distinguish the grown two from their half-sibling teen. And is “lavish” necessary? Since when do rich people jet around the globe to any wedding that’s not lavish? Res ipsa loquitur.

“NASA Captured 3D Scans of Jupiter’s Cyclones And They’re Terrifyingly Awesome” (The Daily Caller, 4-14-18).
Frighteningly scary is how “awesome” has lost its “awe” part and has to be punched up with an adverb.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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