usingtherightwords

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Set Up the Setup!


Because I don’t subscribe to pay TV channels, I am always behind on the HBO and Showtime shows. I have to wait for them to become available on Netflix. For example, I’m on the 10th episode of Season 4 of “Homeland” — just days before Season 5 premieres.

I bring this up because in a Season 4 episode, it is revealed that Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) have been working together all along. It was a setup.

This perfectly segues into my reminder that so many English words are different parts of speech when spelled differently. Setup is a noun; set up a verb (the definitions of each are too numerous to mention here. Check a dictionary and you’ll see what I mean).

OK? Got it? Good. Just don’t tell me what happens in Season 5.

Until next time! Use the right words!
leebarnathan.com

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