February 09, 2004

(Lack of) Adventures in Headline Writing

Today's front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured a story below the fold from the Los Angeles Times about Howard Dean's troubles with the headline:

Missteps Tripped Dean's Campaign

Of course, it's no surprise that the headline writers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch lack a sense of humor or they might have used this instead:

Missteps Trippi'd Dean's Campaign

Posted by Charles Austin at February 9, 2004 08:18 PM

That reminds me of an old Tom Swiftie (Swifty?): "'Everybody should fly Pan-American', said Juan Trippe-ingly."

Posted by: Bruce Lagasse at 07:33 PM