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Saturday, March 16, 2013



nope. "Played a role" and "had been a factor" sound correct to me.


Yeah, I think it is a mangling of the other two expressions you mentioned. But to be honest, it is one that didn't "offend" my ear until you pointed it out.

Dr X

I think you're safe now, Lance. And it was a second floor unit with a little balcony over looking one of the small lakes.


That the phrase seems to be out of police reports, fims about crime, may have played a factor.

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