Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crash blossoms like an arrow

Diagramming party to transporter room: Who's doing what to whom?

Bad things happen when you make up your own meanings just to fit the hed count. "Rerun" is a perfectly good verb, but it's transitive, so my coffee-deprived parser's first reaction here is to make "rerun" a noun. If you know who Mr. Anuzis is or had the instinctive good fortune to figure out that he's some sort of Republican leader, rather than a planet or an Egyptian deity, you could be forgiven for thinking the hed is a creatively dismissive slap at the GOP's lesser lights. Who's going to lead the party? Just a bunch of Anuzis reruns.

Reality, as usual, is duller:

Former Michigan Republican Party chairman Saul Anuzis is running for a second time to be chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Remember, kids: Rotate your tires, brush after between-meal treats, and don't make up your own verbs.

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

I guessed he was some earlier version of the Tea Party. But he should have been prominent, and he wasn't.

5:50 PM, November 13, 2010  
Anonymous raYb said...

Unless there's some good reason, I'd dump "reruns" altogether. Does it really matter that he's tried previously? Probably not or very little, unless he's a serial candidate.

8:27 AM, November 15, 2010  

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