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Celebrating the Free Daily’s Gradual Liberation of the English Language

Date: Sept. 5, 2007

Page: 29

Possible Explanation:
Express’ campaign against “premier” and its variants escalates today. A couple of handy rules:

  • premier: first in importance (adj.); chief official (n.)
  • premiere: a first performance, broadcast, etc. (n.); to exhibit or broadcast for the first time (vt.)

And they totally would have gotten it right today, except:

  • “i” before “e,” except after “c”

Even better is the explanation of how a television series is broadcast—apparently TBS will show The Office in sequence, beginning with the first two episodes, then following with subsequent eps. Thanks, Express!