Fa Real??? In Port Richmond?

Leo's picture

On a grammar enforcer related note:

CBS Philly wrote:
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is comprised of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in cities across the country, including the FBI’s JTTFs in Philadelphia and Denver.

No. no. no. no. no. no.

I hate when people use "comprise" because they think it's a fancy smart way to show off their book learning. Comprise ≠ compose.

Comprise. v.
Consist of; be made up of: "the country comprises twenty states".
Make up; constitute.

Grammar Girl wrote:
The important thing to remember when you’re using the word “comprise” is that the item that is the whole shebang comes first in the sentence; second come the items that are its parts. For example, you might say, “A full pack comprises 52 cards.” The pack is the whole shebang, so it comes first in the sentence. It would be wrong to say, “Fifty-two cards comprise a full pack.” Likewise, America comprises 50 states, not fifty states comprise America. In this sentence, America is the whole shebang, so it comes first in the sentence. The whole comprises the parts.


Lawyers do this all the time to look smart. Kinda like when they use "impact" to mean "affect". Drives me nuts.

Almost as nuts as alleged terrorist supporters in our neighborhoods.

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stein's picture

For clarification, you have a problem with "A is comprised of B, C, and D" and not with saying the FBI task force comprises local, state and federal agencies?

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

th's picture

I've always said PR is a hot bed of terrorist sleeper cells. I mean, just look at the people who live there.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

Kenzo's picture

I didn't realize port Richmond was the next happenin place to fight the infidels.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.