Ron Landfried requests an end to range roving;
I’m tired of writers who use the shorthand “ranging from” or “everything from …. to…… ” to describe a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Unless you’re talking about numbers
ranging from one to 10, no one knows what’s between the two extremes,
including the writers.
Here are the greatest hits from the Landfried Collection
- Dec. 17
New York Times: How could it be otherwise in a society that blatantly
uses sex to sell everything from sneakers to beer?
- Jan. 6 Herald-Sun: The board went over a raft of proposals that covered
everything from library funding to tax-collection rate accounting
- Feb. 12
Chapel Hill Herald: Efthimios “Tommy” Mariakakis served
up everything from hot dogs to stuffed grape leaves in more than 50
years of running restaurants here.
(editor’s note: I believe these dates are 1996-97).