[Ads-l] Strange headline?

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 23 22:15:27 EDT 2017


Sometimes they call off the search after no bodies are found - and finding them is unlikely.

But of course it might have been more efficient to say "All Seven Missing Sailors Found," and leave the reader to understand, implicitly, that the search has been halted.

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Maybe it is just me, but I found this headline bizarre, because I couldn't
imagine an serious alternative:

<http://elink.thedailybeast.com/click/9875399.458776/aHR0cDovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseWJlYXN0LmNvbS9zZWFyY2gtZm9yLTctbWlzc2luZy11cy1zYWlsb3JzLWhhbHRlZC1hcy1ib2RpZXMtZm91bmQtND92aWE9bmV3c2xldHRlciZzb3VyY2U9RERBZnRlcm5vb24/4e556260e018bee76c34a441B899cd832>Search
for 7 Missing U.S. Sailors Halted as Bodies Found
<http://elink.thedailybeast.com/click/9875399.458776/aHR0cDovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseWJlYXN0LmNvbS9zZWFyY2gtZm9yLTctbWlzc2luZy11cy1zYWlsb3JzLWhhbHRlZC1hcy1ib2RpZXMtZm91bmQtND92aWE9bmV3c2xldHRlciZzb3VyY2U9RERBZnRlcm5vb24/4e556260e018bee76c34a441B899cd832>

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