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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Axed police: a rant.

From Yahoo:


Good grief, that's worrying. I mean, I still find those new police truncheons a bit scary.

I think Yahoo really meant ROBBER ARMED WITH AXE HUNTED BY POLICE: but I suppose that was too long to fit on the page.

POLICE HUNT AXE-MAN would fit, though.

And so would AXE-MAN HUNTED BY POLICE: which is better still because the exciting bit comes first.

Which is the point of a headline, after all.

Word To Use Today: police. This is a French word which comes from the Latin polītīa, which means administration or government.

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