crash blossom

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Thu Aug 27 00:37:53 UTC 2009

A post on the Testy Copy Editors forum led to a new term that's being
suggested for a garden-path afflicted infelicitous newspaper headline:
"crash blossom". This comes from the example posted in the thread
("Violinist linked to JAL crash blossoms").

I got this first on Facebook from John McIntyre, and blogged it before
I noted that he also posted this to his own blog.

Forum thread: :
John McIntyre's post:
My blog post:

I like it.

Chris Waigl

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