I was shocked by what I read in the Washington Post today about the leaked Bush tapes. Here is the passage:
Bush also seems to infer on one tape that he has tried marijuana, which he has never admitted publicly.
Come again? At least three professionals at one of the country's finest newspapers -- reporters Lois Romano and Mike Allen and an anonymous copy editor -- don't know the difference between "infer" and "imply."
Either that or Bush was so hopped up on booze and cocaine that he couldn't say for sure whether he was smoking grass, too. In which case they used the correct word.