Wonderful garden path headline

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 16 23:01:13 UTC 2006

This isn't strictly a dialect issue, but still...From ESPN, as linked to
from the Yahoo sports page.

"Riley won't travel with Heat to Atlanta to visit mother"

The headline was later edited to the more transparent "Riley to visit
ailing mother, may miss Heat vs. Hawks"

Alice Faber
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