Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Next: The war on articles

So you think you can write a headline? Let's see if you're good enough to cut it at Fox News, where you have to write a hed using nothing but nouns before you can get your first cup of coffee!

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Blogger Strayhorn said...

Uh, I had some coffee and this still doesn't make sense.

Perhaps I need a bong hit?

PS D. Evans says hello.

8:48 AM, December 13, 2007  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Ooooo. A five Noun-Noun Modification! I love these things ... in a "look how cool" sort of way. Headline material - not so much.

The mystery of the hoax about the death of a soldier in Iraq ...

How DO we know what prepositions to fill in with?

7:22 PM, December 13, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Yeah, a genuine five-pointer is rare to find in the wild. I have an eight-spot from Evans & Evans that I use in class sometimes -- Riverside Drive fire station Christmas Eve party funds, or something -- but that's kind of like birding at the zoo.

Is Don still holding down the fort on West Franklin? Tell him I said to lede with the football game.

10:39 PM, December 13, 2007  

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