Occasional reflections on Life, the World, and Mathematics

Impunity or alacrity?

Obviously you’d go crazy trying to note every misuse of words in the news media, but I grew up thinking of the NY Times as the gold standard of proper English usage, so when I see a sub-headline like

NY Times headline

I feel like the end times must be upon us. At first I tried to make literal sense of this. It’s not as though “impunity” is an unusual word.

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