How can I respect a travel writer who brags about his daredevil exploits, brags about his publishing creds, and then says–with no trace of self-consciousness–something stupid like “run the gambit.” Where’s the editor when you need her? Now if you want to say something like that, then fine, but please show a little self-consciousness! That’s what I’d do. You can either be cute and snicker about your little funny or if you’re not cute–like me–then you can just be blunt and just write something like (pun). Otherwise somebody might think it’s a typo or poor grammar or–God forbid–bad spelling! Now them’s fightin’ words! :-)

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