And when I do, I find electric wine! “Gentlemen, look on this wonder! “Whatever the bids of the bidders, they cannot be high enough for it; “For it the globeContinue reading
I could say that this headline is in bad taste, but, um … maybe I shouldn’t. I could say that even for the Brits, this seems a lickle over theContinue reading
Of course, the combination of this photo and headline raises an interesting issue: Once a year, we encourage people (especially children) to dress up, roam the streets, ring doorbells andContinue reading
You were thinking of something dirty, weren’t you? Shame on you!
Actually, I was thinking of something dirty, too, but I chose not to say it.
Rather, I decided to think of this headline as a Murdochism, the sort of thing you see in Rupert Murdoch’s publications.
After some database research that involved stories about bank cashiers taunting customers with $1,000 bills, Frisbee-throwers injuring themselves, and lots of people wishing for good luck, I decided that the headline was not a Murdochism, after all.
I did come up with a new slogan for the Journal, though.Continue reading
“Led” and “lead” seem to cause nearly as many problems as “lay” and “lie.”
“Lead” (as a present tense verb) can mean “to guide or to show the way.” As a noun, it can also mean an element that used to be in gasoline and still weighs down some people’s butts. …Continue reading