Not a former patriot…

November 11, 2009

A Morgan Stanley star falls in China

Interviews with those who know and have worked with him say his story is one of an ambitious and hard-working expatriot who appears to have crossed the line in his zeal to get ahead in the Chinese business world.

In the story on Garth Peterson he is called an ‘expatriot’ which would make him a Benedict Arnold or a turncoat. Given the context of the story it would seem the correct word would be ‘expatriate,’ defined as a person who has withdrawn from his native land, but not a former citizen or supporter.

E.S.D.

This is not a question. The word “expatriate” is misspelled as “expatriot.” This should have been caught by an automatic spelling-checker.

Young

Yes, or caught by a human editor.

A street sign stands near the Morgan Stanley worldwide headquarters building in New York May 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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