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Education is infrastructure, too

I was just reading comments on another blog, and the editor in me got pinged — again. (Yes, it’s a curse. I retired, but my brain didn’t.)

This time it was the spelling “infistructure” used in an otherwise well-written paragraph that also included words such as “stipulation” and “verification.” Not likely to have been a typo.

My point is not that the individual dashed this off in a casual unedited comment  but that I hear it all the time from so-called journalists on TV. A country’s system of public works is its in-fra-structure, not its “in-fi-structure.” There’s no such thing as “infistructure,” even though we are warned constantly that it’s crumbling and urgently needs repair. I can’t argue with that.

Now that I've had my say ...

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