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    Rereading? Just tossing it out there......
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    What is the posting record for making a mountain out of a molehill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    What is the posting record for making a mountain out of a molehill?
    Let's put the record out of reach.
    From the AmHerDict

    Usage Note: Peruse has long meant "to read thoroughly," as in He perused the contract until he was satisfied that it met all of his requirements, which was acceptable to 75 percent of the Usage Panel in our 2011 survey. But the word is often used more loosely, to mean simply "to read," as in The librarians checked to see which titles had been perused in the last month and which ones had been left untouched. Seventy percent of the Panel rejected this example in 1999, but only 39 percent rejected it in 2011. Further extension of the word to mean "to glance over, skim" has traditionally been considered an error, but our ballot results suggest that it is becoming somewhat more acceptable. When asked about the sentence I only had a moment to peruse the manual quickly, 66 percent of the Panel found it unacceptable in 1988, 58 percent in 1999, and 48 percent in 2011. Use of the word outside of reading contexts, as in We perused the shops in the downtown area, is often considered a mistake.
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    #14
    I thought this thread was about college football. Where's gh when you need him.
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    #15
    We're perusing the college football landscape, meaning we're skimming around its edges, in this case
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    Merriam-Webster on the other hand gives as its first definition

    Definition of peruse
    1a: to examine or consider with attention and in detail : STUDY
    b: to look over or through in a casual or cursory manner
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I thought this thread was about college football. Where's gh when you need him.
    being part of the problem instead of the solution :-)
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    I have more often heard it used as...I will peruse this shop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I have more often heard it used as...I will peruse this shop...
    i think I have heard the word used more in this thread than in my entire lifetime
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    peruse THIS!
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    :-)
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