As a former resident of Washington, D.C., I get a great big kick out of certain articles in my former hometown’s leading newspaper, the Washington Post, as I did today with this howler, the first paragraph from “Exploring Inroads for Tysons Foot Traffic,” by Peter Whoriskey:
Every once in a while, someone tries to cross Route 7 in Tysons Corner on foot.
Yeah, like that ever happens. I mean, really, who was she, this “someone”? Somebody’s off-the-books maid?