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Be it Resolved

Missouri State Representative Tracy McCreery just can’t stand it anymore. Her colleagues, she says, can’t pronounce the word “fiscal” and keep saying “physical” instead, so she has introduced House Resolution 1220 to “urge the members of the Missouri House of Representatives to use the word ‘fiscal’ instead of ‘physical’ when referring to fiscal matters,” the resolution says. “I did it because I hit a wall,” McCreery said. Her colleagues’ grammar gaffes are like “nails on a chalkboard” to more literate members. “There are a lot of reasons to be depressed about the Missouri Legislature, and this just kind of piles on.” She is serious with the resolution, and insists it’s not a joke. “It happens pretty much daily,” she says. “It really does.” (RC/St. Louis Riverfront Times) ...The resolution may not be a joke, but her colleagues’ educations definitely were.
Original Publication Date: 17 April 2016
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