A crash blossom for the ages

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 27 04:27:25 UTC 2014

Since I'm used to Brit football headlines, I had no problem reading it
and would not have given it another thought. I suppose, it might look
like a crash blossom to someone who's not familiar with the subject
matter, but I just don't see it. By the way, the two teams ARE in the
same league, Man City near the top of the tables, with a couple extra
games left to play that just might put them in first or second place,
but Sunderland is in last place, also with a spare game (that was the
Man City game) that might keep them out of relegation. They are lowly
because they are bad, not because they are in a lower league.

Simplified headline, Last-place Sunderland played Manchester City to a draw.


On 4/25/2014 11:19 AM, Mailbox wrote:
> Dare you to decipher this one, from Reuters (London) on April 16:=20
> "Stuttering Man City Held by Bottom Side Sunderland"
> Translation: "Man City" is Manchester City, a football (soccer) team (or =
> "side"). Sunderland is another; it plays in the lowest league =
> ("bottom").
> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/soccer-england-idUKL6N0N852J2014=
> 0416ws/
> Pat O=E2=80=99Conner

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