Brookmyre pro, Brookmyre con
I want to shake Christopher Brookmyre's hand for this, from A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away:
"`They're already in briefings down there. Look, you've done a hell of a job. Lexington asked me to ...'Con:
"Angelique stopped listening when he slipped into autopatronise ..."
Brookmyre, the book's copy editor or both should have consulted a dictionary before letting the following go to press:
"Mitigating against that was the fact that they had comped him three grammes of uncut smack ... "The correct word is militating.
© Peter Rozovsky 2009