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Montgomery Advertiser doesn't make mistake - readers upset anyway

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DeskMonkey1, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Apparently a lot of Auburn fans misread the hammerhead "AU shucks" as "AU sucks" and have demanded an apology from the editors.

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Truth hurts sometimes. :D

    Seriously, I don't know why the paper even felt it necessary to address.
  3. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Didn't know Barners could read.

    I kid, I kid.
  4. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    Leave it to Alabamians to get irrationally offended because of their own mistake. The Advertiser, though, using the same play on words for a headline three games in a row? Come up with another idea.
  5. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    What sucks is putting the AU score first - 31 - 34? Just a plain rookie movie.
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Honest to gosh, when I saw that earlier today for just a second I read it as AU SUCKS.
    Then it registered with me.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That was a terrible headline. They should apologize.

    1. Who is going to read AU shucks as "aw shucks?

    2. Even if people understood it, that's nearly as biased as saying Auburn sucks.

    Oh, and Auburn sucks.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Anyone who accuses the Montgomery Advertiser of being biased AGAINST Auburn has never read the Montgomery Advertiser (AKA Auburtiser).
  10. Zlati Meyer doesn't get why that's a joke.
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Remember when the point of writing headlines was to create such clarity that misunderstandings like this were impossible?

    This is what we open ourselves up to when we try to be "cute" or "clever."
  12. Amphibious Rodent

    Amphibious Rodent New Member

    That headline is gold, Jerry. Gold!

    I'm such a nerd.
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