Gerry McCann doesn’t know the difference between ‘purport’ and ‘propound’
Gerry McCann was guilty of a malapropism* at the Leveson enquiry.
Gerry McCann, at the Leveson enquiry, said under oath, these fateful words:
“I don’t have a problem with somebody purporting a theory…”
What he meant to say was: ‘propounding a theory’, or possibly: ‘promoting a theory’.
To say: ‘Purporting a theory’ was simply incorrect.
purport - to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming, e.g.
"The letter purports to express people's opinion"
“He purported to have killed the burglar"
propound - to offer for discussion or consideration, e.g.
“Her new book expands upon the theory propounded in her first book”.
- What is a ‘malapropism’?
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Creepy little gerry does not say anything without reason; imo he was trying to impress LI.
He tries too hard and it backfires ...what about the bits he said about "made up facts"? What the hell was that - 'made up' as in 'fabricated' facts? OH what a tangled web he spins.
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