Sunday, May 08, 2005

Royal Nonesuch

More reasons to keep the atlas at hand whenever you edit copy: It's a great way of heading off the breathless exoticism of heds like this one, referring to the Ivory Coast:

Rebuilding a life lost half a world away

Well, no. As it turns out, Yamoussoukro is about as far from this particular copy desk as London is. "An ocean away" will do the trick if you must, but let's try to tone down the Vachel Lindsay effect.


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