Another crash blossom?

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 14 17:10:25 UTC 2014

WSJ has an below-the-fold story:

"Tech Firms' Cash Hoards Cool Fears of Meltdown"

The on-line edition corrected it a few minutes ago:

"Tech Firms' Cash Piles Cool Fears of Meltdown"

Not convinced its an improvement.

Both have four in a row that are ambiguous verb/noun. Would have been five
if not for apostrophe. The reading is actually straightforward, once you
slow down... but skimming it is hard.


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