November 26, 2005

About Abramoff

Great Wall Street Journal article on the upcoming Abramoff scandalacious explosion:
Prosecutors in the department's public integrity and fraud divisions -- separate units that report to the assistant attorney general for the criminal division -- are looking into Mr. Abramoff's interactions with former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, Rep. Bob Ney (R., Ohio), Rep. John Doolittle (R., Calif.) and Sen. Conrad Burns (R., Mont.), according to several people close to the investigation. Messrs. DeLay and Ney have retained criminal defense lawyers. Spokespeople for Messrs. Doolittle and Burns said they haven't hired lawyers.
Messrs.? WTF?

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  1. Anonymous4:40 AM

    I assume that you know that "Messrs." is the plural of "Mr."

    "Mrs." is already used for something else.

    I believe that it's short for messieurs (French).

  2. yes, i know it's short for messieurs. I just figure "Mr. X and Mr. Y" is better. is that a common WSJ thing? I don't think I've run across it before.