Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Christian Science Monitor: Billy Graham the Preacher Ain't Dead Yet

An article about the role of religion under Obama makes this reference: "Preachers such as the late Billy Graham typically struck a broad, ecumenical tone acceptable to a wide range of religious adherents." According to Wikipedia, that particular Billy Graham is still breathin'. Other public Billy Grahams are either living or dead.

Idiomatically, I don't recall prefacing a name with "the late" to refer to a living person.

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1 comment:

  1. Last I checked, they fixed it. They deleted the words "the late."

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