“Man pleads guilty to robbery that lead to arson”
Posted: 10 May 2013 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Please…oh please.  Does anyone proof these headlines?

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Posted: 11 May 2013 01:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Not sure what was horrible about the first headline, but it reads “Man pleads guilty to role in robbery that lead to arson” now.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The problem is “lead”. The past tense of lead is “led”. The only time “lead” is pronounced “led” is if you are referring to the metal. So if you read the headline and pronounce “lead” as leed (sorry, my keyboard does not do phonetics) you will see how silly it sounds.  Oddly enough both tenses of “read”, while pronounced differently, are spelled the same. One of the many fun things about the English language.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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“Salina Woman’s Dead Body Found”

This headline from the KMAN website.  I’ve never seen a headline saying “Woman’s Live Body Found”.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Right, I had my tenses confused. I can change tense in the middle of a sentence like a BOSS, yo.

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