Upon rereading my last blog post, I felt an apology was in order. Or at the least, a clarification. In my outraged criticism of the word medaled and its creeping into journalism, it struck me that it sounded like I was criticising the very person who SAID it and inspired me to write the blog.
To the contrary!
Frances Cook from NewstalkZB in New Zealand is an excellent journalist - and a great proponent of placing her tongue firmly in cheek. She and I had some banter over the word, but I know she adheres to the highest writing standards in her professional career.
And if there were a Banter Olympics, I have no doubt she would medal (if not meddle too!)