Friday, July 20, 2012

Catch-22: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Friday, July 20, 2012

People familiar with Joseph Heller’s novel are irritated when they see “Catch-22” used to label any simple hitch or problem rather than this sort of circular predicament: you can’t get published until you have an agent, and you can’t get an agent until you’ve been published. “There’s a catch” will do fine for most other situations.

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