Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pronouns gone wild

Looks like a case of Man Bites Man -- or, as the hed puts it:

Man charged in killing of man at his front door
Whose front door? Maybe the lede will help:
Police say a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend after the man answered the door of his North Charleston home.

Great. Now we not only don't know whose door, we don't know which man. Could we try to be a little clearer on the crime news, please?

An area man was charged late Friday with murder after killing someone in an alcohol-related crash.

On second thought, let's not. But thanks again for sparing us the expense of a trial, Judge Observer!

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Blogger JD (The Engine Room) said...

What on earth is an area man? Does the paper mean a local man?

3:40 PM, February 15, 2009  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Yes, JD. "Area man" is US newspaper for "local man".

5:14 PM, February 15, 2009  
Blogger Fred said...

And his T-shirt is available here:

10:06 PM, February 15, 2009  

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