Not even the Rock County Administrator

Over at the Gazette, yet another editorial goes wrong.

While trying to praise the work of retiring Rock County Administrator Craig Knutson, the Gazette headlines with Our Views: Rock County’s Craig Knutson deserves salute for solid reign (subscription req’d).  (The editorialist uses reign once again, in the body of the editorial.)

The use of reign is most likely a superlative gone bad: in a rush to praise Knutson, that praise includes an imperious description of his tenure, as though he were a king….

I think it’s something more, really, than just a misused word ignorantly assumed to be one of praise.  It’s an obsequiousness to anyone in authority, something ones sees from the Gazette’s editorial board over and over.

Via No Official in America Reigns @ FREE WHITEWATER.

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