[Ads-l] Strange headline?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 23 23:35:40 EDT 2017


I also thought it a little perverse. It seems to make the search more
important than the bodies. That's how I read it, in any case.

On Jun 23, 2017 10:15 PM, "Peter Reitan" <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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/
> aHR0cDovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseWJlYXN0LmNvbS9zZWFyY2gtZm9yLTctbWlz
> c2luZy11cy1zYWlsb3JzLWhhbHRlZC1hcy1ib2RpZXMtZm91bmQtND92aWE9
> bmV3c2xldHRlciZzb3VyY2U9RERBZnRlcm5vb24/4e556260e018bee76c34a441B899cd832
> >Search
> for 7 Missing U.S. Sailors Halted as Bodies Found
> <http://elink.thedailybeast.com/click/9875399.458776/
> aHR0cDovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseWJlYXN0LmNvbS9zZWFyY2gtZm9yLTctbWlz
> c2luZy11cy1zYWlsb3JzLWhhbHRlZC1hcy1ib2RpZXMtZm91bmQtND92aWE9
> bmV3c2xldHRlciZzb3VyY2U9RERBZnRlcm5vb24/4e556260e018bee76c34a441B899cd832>
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