Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Expressions: Holey Arrays

Here's an expression I don't understand: a "whole array." Example: "Fans can look forward to a whole array of new characters in my next book." Really? They can? A whole, entire array? Well, that's good news. Thank God it's not 3/4s of an array, because that would be disappointing.

What is it about arrays? Who are these people who have spent so much of their lives stuck with mere portions of arrays that they feel the need to make special note when they finally encounter a whole one? It seems to me that being an array should constitute a binary condition: either you are one, or you aren't.

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