Friday, 10 July 2009

Not much of an epitaph

I don't mind headlinese per se, but some practitioners are better at
it than others. I was taken aback just now by this headline at BBC

Botched op footballer's wife dies

Not only is it poorly formed, its tone seems disrespectful.

I notice that their previous story on this topic had the headline:

Ex-footballer wife's health blow

I presume the writer didn't like the look of two possessives in a

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