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Pet peeve of the day: Ready

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Johnny Dangerously, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Headline: State ready for big game against Tech

    Oh, yeah? How do you, the newspaper, know? Won't we find out on game day if State is ready?

    Major pet peeve. Sorry. End of rant.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    They might be ready and still lose.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Or they might not be ready and still win. :p

    Point is: We don't know if they're ready or not, so why say it?

    Preparing. Bracing? Confident, even. Ready? No way to know.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What that headline really says:

    The story sucks and has no focus
  5. KP

    KP Active Member

    Ready Or Not, Here I Come, You Can't Hide
    Gonna Find You and Take it Slowly
    Ready Or Not, Here I Come, You Can't Hide
    Gonna Find You and Make you want me.

  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    They've made an oral commitment to being ready for the big game. They're focused and ready to step up.

    And a very happy Turkey Day to you, Mr. J.D., from many miles away.
  7. I just finished reading SI's peice on McNabb, and although it was good, I was thouroughly annoyed to read that McNabb had a "tour de force" vs Dallas. "Tour de force" should stay with Tour de France.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I disagree, 'tour de force' has been used in many contexts in the past, including sport and the arts. I knew of tour de force performances long before I knew of the Tour.
  9. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Gold, Jerry. Gold.

    I've labored over headlines atop such stories, and worked with the story to try to give it focus, but sometimes, you can't make soup out of that shit.

    The headline is perhaps a subconscious warning to readers: Do not read such lazy, uninsightful tripe
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