An eagle-eyed reader, Ashley Campbell, spotted an error I have made all my life. I wrote “in one foul swoop”.
It’s one fell swoop, not foul. Common mistake, but those in the know will point it out to you forever, so you might like to change it before they do.
I looked up “fell swoop” and here is the definition, for those of you (like me) who revel in trivia:
Fell means fierce, savage, or dreadful. It comes from the Old French term fel, meaning evil. Swoop has multiple meanings that could apply here. It can mean a blow, an act of clearing things away, or the act of descending from a great height.
So, thanks Ashley. I’ve learned something new, which is more than some people think I am capable of!
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