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This job ad posted by the London 2012 Organising Committee ends with the sentence:

London 2012 is a Games for everyone, so we want you to apply regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Is "a Games" a set phrase?

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They misspelled organizing (ducks) –  cwallenpoole Jun 4 '11 at 7:35
    
No they didn't. That's the way it's spelled in British English. –  teylyn Jun 4 '11 at 9:11
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@cwallenpoole: you mean, they misspelt it! –  F'x Jun 4 '11 at 9:41
    
"spelled" may be spelled "spelled" in certain parts of the world, no? –  teylyn Jun 4 '11 at 11:28
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@teylyn: nobody has added a twitter link to your post; the fact that the question has been tweeted just happens to appear on the edit history page (odd, to my mind, but there you go). Nor are there two edits - just that Third Idiot has changed username to Ham and Bacon. I agree that the additional colon is unnecessary... but sometimes people seem to feel strongly about certain points; when they do this to my questions/answers, if the edit isn't actually wrong/worse, I tend to just leave it (and assume that doing so makes someone, somewhere, marginally happier :) –  psmears Jun 4 '11 at 12:41
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It's neither a 'set phrase' nor an error. It's just a creative and potentially attention-grabbing short form for The Olympic Games (or An Olympic Games if you want to nit-pick, but I'm sure the guy who wrote that was pefectly happy with his work).

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