Thursday, August 30, 2007

The New French Perfume

Angelo B. sends this New York Times headline:

France: Anger Over Homeless Spray

Granted, headlines are tricky because they're short. You can compress writing so much, though, that you squeeze new meaning in. It's not as though the French would be happier about this spray if it were properly housed. They're angry that the spray is being used on homeless people (who in all likelihood smell bad enough and don't need any further assaults on their dignity).

A better headline would have been: French: Don't Use Spray on Homeless

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