Saturday, March 26, 2011

That Wacky WaPo

Front-page headline, 13 March 2011 Washington Post:

In assault case, anxious parents recognize ‘dark side of autism’

There’s a bright side?

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Front-page headline, 14 March 2011 Washington Post:

As kids get bigger, car seat tests fall behind

A brief moment passed before I realized what they meant.
In normal informal usage, bigger, used of kids, means ‘older, more mature’:  “You’re a big boy now.”  But the Post means:  fatter.  Yet dares not say it.

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Photo caption, 20 March 2011 Washington Post: :
This item cannot be printed in a wholesome family blog like this one,  but readers over the age of 18 can read it here:
(If they’ve cleaned up their act by the time you read it, the original wording probably survives in the Readers’ Comments section.)

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