Originally created 04/03/02

Mad dogs vicious, not viscous



Whoever wrote the March 24 editorial, "Meaner than a mad dog," may really have meant the dogs were "viscous" - thick and gluey, according to the Oxford American Dictionary. After all, the owners did "stick by" them.

Yet, I really think the writer meant to use "vicious," because the dogs were savage and dangerous, bad tempered.

While speaking of dogs in the plural, I also caught they "was" previously owned by a client of theirs, rather than correctly using "were."

Wonder if any English teachers in either Richmond or Columbia County noticed? I'll bet the kids on Page One of the Metro section did.

John Turns, Augusta



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