You talkin' to me?
Or you got some other reason for tryin' the G-droppin'* thing on your 1A lede story today?
Really. I have a hard time figurin' out where you're goin' with this one. Just demonstratin' how hip you are? Or remindin' us that any news event can conjure up some kind of advertisin' campaign? Or tryin' to take our minds off all the people you're libelin' on the inside pages?
If you're hopin' to connect with your readers, you missed a lot of opportunities right on the homepage:
Relief for interstate traffic: Drivin' on shoulders
Jesse Helms recalled as carin' man
One drowns in Neuse River, one missin'
Man pleads guilty in beatin' death
Report: Evergreen CEO retirin'
Really. If you want grownups to keep readin' the paper, how about cuttin' this stuff out?
* Just kiddin', linguists! "G-droppin'" is a popular but not entirely accurate term, though it certainly makes visual sense.** People who have this speech feature (quite a few of us in American English, under some circumstances) aren't really reducin' a consonant cluster. They're substitutin' one consonant ("n") for another ("engma," represented by "ng").
** And gets irritatin' in a big f***in' hurry.