Monday, June 08, 2009

Night of the forbidden hed

What is it that's getting into the drinking water downtown? In one day's effort, we complete the hat trick of Datsyuk/Dat heds and drag out the summertime equivalent of "Christmas came early" -- particularly clueless in this case, given that, as a rule, people in coffee (or pretzel or bagel or doughnut) shops don't scream for ice cream.

Please. If this is a contest, would someone just declare victory and leave home?

3 Comments:

Blogger John Cowan said...

This story, "Scientists follow the poop to track penguins from space", has a two-for-one forbidden hed: the pun on poop 'excrement' vs. 'information', and the attachment ambiguity of from space. CNN's version, Scientists track penguin poop from space, has only the latter; Live Science, National Geographic, and Linux Today (speaking of penguins) get it right in various ways.

5:04 PM, June 08, 2009  
Anonymous TB said...

"Penguins from space"? Isn't that a Muppet Show skit?

1:34 PM, June 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it is necessary to conduct a survey (random sample, please) to determine whether "we all" do, in fact, scream for ice cream, even in ice-cream shops. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it happens but rarely.

11:50 PM, June 09, 2009  

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