or, stuff that I dragged out of my head

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Friday, April 09, 2010

Wake-up Call

Here's a particularly confusing example of headline-speak from a story in this morning's local paper:

Accused in stabbing heads to trial

Since "accused" is usually a verb but is here a noun, and "heads" is often a noun but is here a verb (and since "stabbing heads" looks like a dreadful phrase of some sort, possibly an idiom), the whole headline is just a recipe for bleary-eyed early-edition confusion.


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