[Ads-l] =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9Cthe_wood=E2=80=9D_?=-- the front-page headline of a tabloid newspaper

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 22:38:00 UTC 2015


There is also "wood writer" as a term for headline composer.

DanG

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Regrettably, HDAS wouldn't help you in this case.
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> JL
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> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:04 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
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> > headline
> >               of a tabloid newspaper
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> >             The front-page headline =E2=80=94 =E2=80=9Cthe wood=E2=80=9D
> > in=
> >  tab-speak =E2=80=94 became a
> > disposable form of pop art, the day=E2=80=99s biggest story boiled down
> to
> > =
> > a few
> > perfectly chosen words.
> >
> >             *"The Daily News Still Awaits a Savior"*, NY Times, May 18,
> > 2015, section B (Business section, p. 1*; sentences quoted is from p. 7,
> > col. 3*
> >
> >             Not in OED; not in Jonathon Green's dictionary of slang; the
> > malignant irresponsibility of the Oxford University Press keeps us from
> > knowing whether it is in HDAS.
> >
> > GAT
> > --=20
> > George A. Thompson
> > The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
> > Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> > Univ. Pr., 1998..
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