crash blossom

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 27 00:44:46 UTC 2009

At 1:37 AM +0100 8/27/09, Chris Waigl wrote:
>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.
So "British Left Waffles on Falklands" would qualify as a crash
blossom?  Not bad.


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