root » route

Chiefly in:   route cause , (ethnic) routes

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • In its group statement, the Victory over Violence campaign was “born from the concern over the alarming rise in violent crime among youth” to spread its message of non-violence and to help young people counteract the route cause of violence. (Univ. of Michigan Daily, Oct. 4, 2000)
  • This happened late Wednesday (23:00 UT 10Mar04); was not discovered until Thursday; and the route cause not identified until late Friday. (GCN System Status, NASA, Mar. 12, 2004)
  • Pulmonary, or airway, inflammation is the route cause of asthmatic symptoms. (Western Pennsylvania Hospital News, Apr. 30, 2004)
  • At the Pucci show on Wednesday, the braided hair, trilby hats and dark tweeds streaked with pattern suggested that Christian Lacroix had also turned from his Gallic routes and Pucci’s Italian heritage to the East. (International Herald Tribune, Feb. 26, 2004)
  • At Independence Day, those of us from the United States also reflect on what it means to be an American. We are joined together not by religion, language, or common ethnic routes, but rather by our belief in the ideals of democracy. (U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Tracey Ann Jacobson, July 4, 2005)
  • Crazy Melissa plays up her Hispanic routes right off, claiming “Hispanics won’t pay $20 for a class,” successfully alienating herself from the rest of the pastel suits who don’t know how respond to such idiocy. (Jossip, Sep. 23, 2005)

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| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/09/24 |

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