Trust your instinct as least as much as you trust your editor.
I’m not going to link to the blog post where I found this, because it’s not my goal here to embarrass or shame anyone, or to set myself up as a better source than another blog. I only want to point out that a
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Still doing the “research”:
This is from a blog post at Language Log, where Mark Liberman quotes the abstract for a course that his colleague, Geoff Pullum, was (in 2004, unfortunately) about to teach:
Try to imagine biological education being in a state where students are taught that whales are fish because that is judged easier for
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