Please take a minute to remember the victims of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
APPALLINGLY POOR (HEADLINE) WRITING!
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples, some of which are headlines.
“More training, less Tasers”
Letter headline on a “Letter to the Editor, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, September 11, 2013. This is included because headlines are made by the newspaper staff and not by the letter writer. The letter was grammatically correct, so the error belongs to the headline writer.
“So powerfully, in fact, that not a few reporters wondered whether the Tories shouldn’t rethink their party leadership in favour of the former broadcaster.”
Joanne Chianello, the Ottawa Citizen, “Ontario’s Tories in a shambles”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
“Party lawyer at robocall interviews pose problems”
A headline of a story by Stephen Maher of Postmedia News, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
“1 in 10 men in Asian countries have raped, most say they were ‘entitled’ ”
Headline of a Maria Cheng, of The Associated Press, story, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
TAKE THIS TO HEART
Identify the author of the following.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
The word for today is “empathy”
What part of speech is “empathy”?
Define “empathy” and use it in a sentence.