Here’s some advice

Here’s a little advice for the Yahoo! News writer: Try using a dictionary.

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A council is an assembly of people. As a noun counsel refers to a lawyer or lawyers. And lest you think that the writer had a momentary brain hiccup, here it is again:

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I intend to follow the advice of a dictionary — not this writer’s example.

That’s a really special council

I’ve heard of a student council, a city council, the National Safety Council, and the Council of Trent. But I’ve never heard of Trump Organization special council, which apparently consists of just one person. That’s what it says on Yahoo! Politics:

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Michael Cohen, who is an attorney, is the sole person on the council; he’s also special counsel to Trump.

Advisor for a whole city?

Is a city counselor someone who offers advice to a city, an attorney for the city, or a homophonic gaffe by the writer for Yahoo! TV?

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It’s a mistake! But you knew that. The writer meant city councilor. As the American Heritage dictionary explains:

Council and councilor refer principally to a deliberative assembly (such as a city council or student council), its work, and its membership. Counsel and counselor pertain chiefly to advice and guidance in general and to a person (such as a lawyer or camp counselor) who provides it.”

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