A highly competitive market where the bulk of insurers lose money. An avalanche of driving data will give all parties greater insight to the risks but it's not clear if policy pricing can become more disciplined. Click below to read my article in Best's Review:
“Those conclusions just don’t jive with the facts.” Are you appalled by this use of “jive?" Do you insist that “jibe” is the correct word? Although usually regarded as a common error, the use of “jive,” to mean “in agreement,” goes back further than you might guess and is in the Oxford English Dictionary. The safe bet is to continue to use “jibe,” but “jive” in this context is not going away. And I would not correct “jive” in reported speech, as I was forced to do just a few years back by a more senior editor.
The constant evolution of English is fascinating. Words are brought into being swiftly by technology (a tablet is now more likely to be a computer than a pill) or by popular culture. Other changes are slower, as the weight of common usage overturns old conventions.
In the Feb. 2, 2015 issue of The New Yorker magazine, I spotted “jive” doing the work some guardians of English would give solely to...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stabilizer problem alone would probably not have caused Monday's crash of an Alaska Airlines MD-83 off the coast of southern California, pilots and others familiar with the plane said on Tuesday.
A problem with stabilizer trim radioed from Flight 261 was about the only clue available early on to investigators trying to determine what caused Monday's crash. But pilots and safety experts said it sounded more like a symptom than the primary cause.
``I've had the trim fail. It's annoying but it isn't dangerous,'' said a pilot with 12 years experience on the closely related DC-9.
``We are trained for a jammed stabilizer,'' he said. ``I think there was an additional factor.''
The Alaska Airlines plane carrying 88 people plunged into the Pacific Ocean after requesting an emergency landing at Los Angeles airport en route from the Mex...