Thursday, February 09, 2006

Latin contest!

Quick quiz, deskers: What's the term for this?

False alarm violations in Columbia have decreased by 64 percent in the past six years, because of an ordinance that levies a charge for excessive alarms.

Feel free to point out anything else that ails this lede (or the larger story, on Thursday's 5A but for some reason not on the Web site at this writing), but kudos to the first person to name that sin.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Cause and effect? Or mere correlation?

3:33 PM, February 09, 2006  
Anonymous Amy Fiscus said...

I'll guess post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

I did a lot of guessing in Latin class.

6:41 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger fev said...

Trebles all round, but Fiscus gets to clean the erasers for exhuming some Latin.

11:02 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger nicole bogdas said...

Damn, she beat me to it.

4:43 AM, February 11, 2006  

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