Grandma's Tales

December 28, 2006

Media hype at its worst! Or best? Mumbai had no water, so?

Filed under: Society — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 8:41 am

Update: Guess what the top news on TV this morning is?

Yes, “Water supply restored in Mumbai!” Before the anchor could complete her sentence, “Water supply will be back in a little more shorter time…” I clicked it off and picked up the paper. And what did I see?

Water shut off…

Talking of faulty English, may be Washington Post should consider an English usage course for its headline writers.

Read this: WP: Saddam to be hung within 30 days?

Sorry, Post. Only pictures and stuff (inanimate objects) are “hung”. People are “hanged”.
Surely, we could extend the courtsey of good English to Saddam? English is not the criminal here, right?


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