Lan­guage, please

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For good­ness sake! Could some­one please ask tele­vi­sion news pre­sen­ters on the ABC, com­mer­cial chan­nels and Fox­tel to stop us­ing the ‘‘ get’’ word? Lately I have heard ‘‘ we got to go to Mel­bourne’’ when the per­son meant ‘‘ we went to Mel­bourne’’; ‘‘ I get to ask the ques­tions’’, which should be sim­ply ‘‘ I ask the ques­tions’’ and myr­iad other ex­am­ples. One won­ders what level of ed­u­ca­tion th­ese peo­ple achieved.

Ron­ald, via email

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