Saturday, April 04, 2009

Interpretive Headline Analysis 101

The following AP/Yahoo News headline:

Europe praises Obama, pledges few Afghan troops

Should be read as follows:

"Well, gee, I had a great time, and you're a real sweet girl, but, you know, ahem...I have meetings every day next week then I'm flying out to Tampa Bay for a five day team-building seminar. But I have your number right here, and I'll call you as soon as I get back, OK?

OK, sweetie? One more kiss? Yeah, that's my girl...I'll call, promise....bye-bye...."

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