Mighty Red Pen

June 2, 2010

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Filed under: Perilous punctuation,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 6:51 pm
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Okay, I don’t think the Gulf Coast oil spill is any trivial matter, so let’s Walk This Way past the content of this for the teachable moment that it is:

See how this poorly written headline gives the impression that the Gulf oil spill threatens both bluefin tuna and Aerosmith dates? It makes me want to tell this headline writer to Dream On. Obviously, someone was on a Permanent Vacation when they wrote this.

It’s a Sweet Emotion to realize that sometimes people can learn from their mistakes. Thankfully, they refreshed the headline with something that didn’t leave me Cryin’, although they do lose something by ordering the less important item before the more important item (no disrespect to Aerosmith fans out there, I don’t want you to leave here feeling Jaded).

Spotted on boston.com.


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