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Beware of Centering Around!

I see the phrase centre around fairly often, but it is non-sensical! You can centre on, not centre around. This phrase is an erroneous mix of the phrase revolve around and centre on.

John B. Bremner in his Words on Words warns:

It is physically impossible to center around. Make it center on. If you want to use around, use it with cluster, hover, revolve, rotate. Use around with circle when the context is dynamic (’The protesters continuously circled around the stadium’), but not when the context is static (’Police circled the hijacked plane’).
On Yahoo Questions, someone posts: I’ve been searching for romance novels that center around two women falling in love instead of man and woman.

No, these novels don’t centre around this theme. They centre, or focus on it. Please, stop centering around.

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