Thursday, September 01, 2011

Now fall over!

What better present for the first day of a new editing class than one of those classic cases of pin-the-prepositional-phrase-on-the-donkey ambiguity?

And if you still aren't convinced of the utility of the passive voice in cop tales, there's the inside hed: "Man with toy gun shot, killed by police." Now go forth and break some icons.

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Anonymous raYb said...

My first editing lesson, courtesy Red Skelton, who frequently said, "Throw the horse over the fence a bale of hay." Howzatfor prepositional phrases?

11:52 PM, September 01, 2011  

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