Monday, December 29, 2008

Why Proper Phrasing Is Important

The order in which writers and editors place words is of paramount importance. That's something I've been taught by English and journalism teachers as far back as junior high school and by writing instructors and editors over the years. Word placement and word choice can radically change the meaning of a sentence, phrase or paragraph. Or, in this case, a headline.

NC Man Turns Himself In After Beating Death

Now, maybe it's just me, but I'm thinking this NC man has just gained immortality so I'm confused as to why he is turning himself in as opposed to grabbing some champagne and celebrating like it's 9999.

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