Hey, I’ve heard of the Statue of Liberty, but never of the Statue of Limitations. Pretty sure most tourists wouldn’t find that one worth visiting. It might prove to be a bust.
And still, this misused phrase shows up once in a while.
The correct wording is “statute of limitations,” and it’s actually a legal phrasing. It refers to a specified time period, after which a crime may not be prosecuted.
And we’ve never heard of a statue celebrating such a statute.
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