Sunday, 19 February 2006

Headlines - Man Shot By Cheney Leaving Hospital

The compressed grammar of headlines can create weird misunderstandings, such as in the case of this one from the AP: "Man Shot by Cheney Leaving Hospital". Man - it's bad enough that Cheney put the man in, now he gets him when he's leaving. "I told you to stay inside!"

All Cheney jokes, all the time, including this one from Steve Martin: Vice-president Dick Cheney, while hunting wild geese in the Rose Garden, accidentally shot President Bush twice, once in the heart and once in the head. 'I didn't really shoot the president twice,' said Cheney. 'The second time I shot him, I was president."'



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