Sometimes on Sunday
It’s Sunday and hot, and I’m tired from a week’s work (lazy, too), and besides, it’s a holiday weekend, what do you want from me? Here are some short takes.
Brian Throckmorton, an extremely capable journalist unceremoniously dropped as an assistant managing editor last year by the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Kentucky, announces on Facebook that he has been engaged as features slot editor by the Courier-Journal in Louisville.
This is an arrangement by which he and the Courier-Journal will both benefit.
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000. Those are losses of a magnitude hard to grasp. Today’s Baltimore Sun has a front-page story on the ten Marylanders who have died in Afghanistan during the past year. You can look at their faces and ponder what they were willing to risk and give up for their country.
You can also read in the Los Angeles Times Tim Rutten’s eloquent essay on the significance of this particular Memorial Day.
Oh no, not the Beeb
Language Log invites you to speculate on the meaning of this classic crash blossom headline from the BBC:
Missing women police find remains
Hint: The meaning involves a nominal compound.