Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Death to all modifiers, he declared one day

Headlines 'round the world continue to march to the music that only their creators hear. I'm tempted at first glance to call the BBC example above a noun pile, except that it isn't one. It doesn't stack nouns up to modify each other (as in "Bannon Congress Trump Russia hearing row"*); it just throws some nouns at the wall to see if they stick.

Drudge, as usual, simply does stuff that Drudge readers appear to have come to expect:


* Or  "Palestinian viral slap video teen," downpage.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Not a new issue: http://commonsensej.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-as-adjective.html

1:10 PM, January 17, 2018  

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