Sunday, July 25, 2010


FOUND ONLINE: Two months after concurring with a congressman that the data was “infected” and declaring that a testing program would be abandoned, the N.F.L.’s committee on head injuries joined the league and its players union on Friday in publicly releasing the results of helmet testing that outside experts described as potentially compromising the safety of youth athletes.

 The word that bothers me, of course, is "concurring." Concur means to agree, to act together or cooperate, to occur at the same time or to converge, and it seems like an odd sentence structure. It would never had occurred to me to use concurring as a verb.

And, yes, that sentence is way too long (56 words), for a lead sentence or otherwise.

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