Thursday, November 24, 2005


The cracks are showing...

The headline on Outlook's cover of November 28 reads Abu Salem cracks up... but slowly

I think the usage of 'cracks up' is wrong in this case.

As a noun, crack-up (note the hyphen) means suffer a breakdown.

As a verb (the way in which Outlook uses it), it means to appreciate a good joke.

I would imagine Abu Salem has very little to laugh about.

Hehe.. I'd rasied an objection to the same headline being used in our shop, which was overridden rather gleefully.

What happened to those old days when you were banned from using headlines that could be read in different ways?
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