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Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 3 23:35:36 UTC 2013

At 5/3/2013 05:49 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Player in coma punched ref...
>     VS-)

Just to be ultra-clear and pedantic, this too is not
correct.  Although preferable to the original, since it uses the active voice.

Rather, "Referee in coma after punch by soccer player" for something
as short as the original.


>On 5/3/2013 5:38 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:
>>>Utah referee punched by soccer player in coma
>>Why not
>>Soccer-player-punched referee in coma,
>>I wonder? This headline-writer is clearly behind the curve. Or should that
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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