So, imagine my surprise as I scanned an article today in my local San Francisco Chronicle about the 49ers. In it, I found this gem:
"J.T. O'Sullivan, San Francisco's starting quarterback for the first 7 1/2 games of last season..."The definition of "starting," according to Dictionary.com, is "to begin an activity or a movement; set out." Therefore, how can the quarterback referenced above have "started" for half of a game? It's an inherent contradiction...like "partially pregnant."
Hey, I know it's the sports pages, but these are supposedly folks with degrees, right? Or at least they have editors who are supposed to catch these things?