Saturday, May 15, 2010

Winter longspurs

Today's migratory crash blossom comes from the Orlando Sentinel. Happy birding!

The online heds vary in their blossomness, but both use another ambiguous verb. The home page makes things clearer by marking the noun with an article:

Long, grass-killing winter fuels a run
on sod for brown Central Florida lawns

... but when you click through to the story, the "a" vanishes:

Long, grass-killing Florida winter fuels run on sod

I expect it's entirely personal, but "winter fuels" sounds even more like it wants to be a noun phrase than "winter spurs." Maybe that's primed by all those years of stories linking seasonal gasoline prices to changes in what refineries produce.

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Anonymous Q. Pheevr said...

I expect it's entirely personal, but "winter fuels" sounds even more like it wants to be a noun phrase than "winter spurs." Maybe that's primed by all those years of stories linking seasonal gasoline prices to changes in what refineries produce.

Or perhaps by "Good King Wenceslas"?

12:35 PM, May 15, 2010  
Blogger fev said...

Yonder pedant, who is he?

Good point. Clean forgot that potential prime.

1:59 PM, May 15, 2010  
Blogger Mie84 said...

4 season is not all country have, it several..long winter is a bad situation if it take terms too long.
wusthof culinar set

9:21 AM, May 19, 2010  

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