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Headline style pet peeve

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by enigami, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. enigami

    enigami Member

    Sorry, guys. link rolled over. I appreciated the constructive commentary while it lasted.
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    burrito from taco bell eat i.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I like how in Boswell's column hed they made a normal sentence "now they've seen everything" into a Post-worthy prepositional special "now, they've seen everything"
  4. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    It's like the Post headline writer (I can't imagine it's all of them who do it this way) is trying to make things more haughty. More deliberate. "Now....... they've seen everything." Barf.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Everything now, they've seen.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Now I'm getting a lot of parts-of-speech confusion.

    "Now" is an adverb, not a preposition.
  7. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Why is it necessary to put a comman after now?

    Now ..... they've seen everything.

    Or what would be wrong with

    now seen
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    And something else to point out: chances are, they haven't seen EVERYTHING. Have they seen seals play dodgeball with the 1993 Texas Rangers in a pool hall in Tupelo, Mississippi in front of a crowd of 55 Jehovah's Witnesses, a six-pack of Miller Genuine Draft and a decomposing kabuki? If not, then the headline is an out and out LIE FROM HELL.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Actually, Meat, I think it was the '92 Rangers, 75 Jehovah's Witnesses and a 12-pack of MGD.
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    How about coming up with an interesting headline? Strikes me as damned lazy and I was one of the worst headline writers in the history of newspapers.
  11. Facts, correct info, etc. don't always find their way into Boswell columns.
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Thank God...I thought I was REALLY missing a point.
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