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Reaction To Editor's Desk - Reader's Letters

Two Unlovely Couples

Truck Trend Editors
Jun 27, 2014
As the owner of a somewhat-modified Dodge Dakota , I subscribe to Truck Trend magazine, a slick, informative, well-written Motor Trend spinoff. Truck Trend recently changed editors. The inestimable Allyson Harwood stepped down, replaced by the unbeknown Jeremy Cook. In his first editorial, about the history of GM's Suburban, he writes: "In fact, a couple windows and a couple seats are the only things that distinguish it from the Panel (Truck)." Ouch. Those naked couples grate like a key on new paintwork.
Jeremy, as I've mentioned here on a couple of previous occasions, the word couple is synonymous not with two, but with PAIR. You cannot write a couple seats, etc., any more than you can write a pair aces or a pair shoes. Yeah, yeah, we see and hear it a lot lately, but that doesn't make it 'correct.' Couple without of is a gimmick, another silly social meme, a temporary blight, like pluralizing 'a savings,' or anything to do with the Kardashians.
Jim Richards
Via email

Thank you for pointing that mistake out to us, Jim. As good as we all are, simple mistakes such as this one still slip through the cracks every now and then. Rest assured, however, as Mr. Cook has been severely reprimanded and will never make this mistake again.
In all seriousness, Jeremy has now moved up the corporate ladder (rather quickly, I might add) and is the new editor-in-chief of our sister publication, Truckin. I sincerely hope that I'll be able to uphold the standard of quality set by those who have gone before.
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