Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hed noun pileup of the morning

American hed dialect just doesn't do this, and somehow we seem the worse for it:

Texting death crash peer jailed



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found your blog through Language Log. I once saw the amazing phrase "Murder plot husband trial verdict":

10:06 PM, March 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't hyphens help make sense of some of these? Do they not use them that much over there?

11:44 AM, March 05, 2009  
Blogger Aaron said...

Anonymous: Hyphens?! At this rate, we're gonna need parentheses... ;)

10:04 PM, March 05, 2009  

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