Reader reaction to Reuters news
Curb that verb…
US Air pilot’s gun accidentally goes off on plane
The pilot was a Federal Flight Deck Officer, permissioned by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to carry a firearm.
In an article today you write “permissioned by”. I hope that you will permission me to ask, but since when has “permission” become a verb?
This article says that an airline pilot was “permissioned” to carry a firearm. Seriously? “Permissioned”? Would “permitted” really not have sufficed?
I’m happy to report that a number of readers noticed this one, and yes, permitted was what we were looking for: GBU Editor