Fatals (noun)

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Mon Jul 3 14:51:03 UTC 2006

Today's Chicago Tribune has a headline that reads "White [Sec of
State] says teen fatals a priority". The article is about teen
driving fatalities. I have done a quick Google search (for English
results only) and, leaving aside references to The Fatals (a band?)
and to Femme Fatals (another band? the same band), the hits all seem
to be related to traffic fatalities--and the word appears in
headlines--not in the body of the text (or, in one case, a link at
the top of the page--the actual headline has fatalities).


Barbara Need

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