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  •  One minor quibble (9+ / 0-)

    You meant to say "Incidents". An incident is a discrete event; the plural is incidents. "Incidence" is a rate or a frequency, usually of something undesirable.

    Another option is to say 'instance," but instance usually refers to a single example or occurrence.

    The whole Right Wing voter fraud meme misses the point that disqualifying whole swaths of voters who fail to vote "the right way" is another, more insidious instance of "voter fraud."

    Who can't afford photo ID? Not my friends at the Club. Who gets lousy voting equipment in overcrowded precincts? Not me and my friends...

    •  That's one of my pet language peeves, too (3+ / 0-)
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      Rashaverak, Ahianne, Oh Mary Oh

      In my observation, 'incidences' seems to be one of those faux-intelligent locutions that gained popularity in the office environment about twenty years ago.

      Others that I dislike are resource as a synonym for a team member on a project. And processeze as the plural of process.

      "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

      by Demi Moaned on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 03:31:48 PM PDT

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