RE: AP Writers are the best

Subject: RE: AP Writers are the best
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Michael L. Wyland" <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 15:45:52 -0500


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael L. Wyland
>
> At 09:48 AM 2/6/2012, you [W. Sherman] wrote:
> >Here is proof that they really need to hire someone that thinks
> >before they write.
> >
> >
> >
> >Queen celebrates 60 years on throne
> >
> >By GREGORY KATZ | Associated Press - 24 mins ago
> >
> >http://news.yahoo.com/queen-celebrates-60-years-throne-000213513.html
>
> LOL! Remember, though, that editors often wind up writing the
> headlines. I was the subject of an AP story two months ago that ran
> on about 125 web sites and publications. There were at least three
> headlines for the story, one of which (repeated in several media
> sites) was actually the wrong subject for the story - the headline
> belonged on another story.

I read the whole article, wondering what the fuss was about,
and then saw this reply... oh. i see. the headline. oh.

Now, granted the list is mostly USA-ish, but that silence that
followed your revelation - the one in which you could have
heard an embarrassed pin drop... that one - yeah, I think
quite a few American list members were squirming a bit, as
well as us furriners.

Y'see, there's this whole English-speakin' world out here
that... are you ready for this... _doesn't_ tink dat
"trone" is jus' anudder werd fer terlet... if y'unnerstan' what
I'm sayin', heah.

Especially considering the nature and locale of the story,
I'd bet that the headline came from just such a source,
or from a passably worldly American editor or headline
writer.

For the life of me, I can't imagine what would go through
some people's heads if they saw the name of a certain
TV series and video game.... Game of Thrones.

- k ;->




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