Thursday, December 20, 2007

Omit needless words

A six-year-old Minnesota girl who was horrifically disemboweled after sitting on an open drain in a swimming pool has received three new organs, KETV.com reported Wednesday.

Dear friends at Fox: News flash. You can't be politely disemboweled. Nor genteelly, nor charmingly, nor cheeringly ("gleefully," maybe. but that's a different story). "Disemboweled" is one of those fortunate verbs, like "murder" and "behead," that carry all the social-alignment meaning you need. You don't have to tell us what to think; the verb does that all by itself!

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