Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
really? Ya think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that’s taking things a bit far!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
Enfield (London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!


</Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School DropoutsCut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is….

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?
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About cmufford

Long long ago I lived in the bustling creativity of San Francisco. But now I live a retired life, mostly in quiet Victoria, often traveling for three month sessions in other countries. I'm a professional editor with years of writing and editing, magazines, newspapers and books, under my belt. Have a BA in journalism, magazine focus, summa cum laude; diplomas in TESL and TOEFL, and twelve years of teaching English at the College of New Caledonia. Writing creative non-fiction, drinking coffee in local caffeine spots, and reading newspapers and novels take up lots of my downtime. And I do have a few friends, really. Being retired affords me the richness of time for reflection. Day by day, month by month, I learn indeed "how bad we need each other. "

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