Philobiblon: A classic example of misselling

Thursday, November 03, 2005

A classic example of misselling

... in a headline.

Today's Guardian: Not baking, but blogging: Mimi Spencer on the new appeal of the Women's Institute is the tag on the front page of the website. Mmm, I thought, some interesting new blogs; following the link I found the classic worthy but hardly original "the Women's Institute is not all jam, cakes and Jerusalem" story. The only mention of technology is: "New members are being encouraged to set up workplace meetings or get together virtually, online."

A classic example of how to annoy readers by using a buzz word that the article can't deliver on.

A bad day for editors all around, really - the FT's has resigned, and the Sun's has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband (a soap star). (No, you couldn't make it up.)

Surprisngly enough, the latter story hasn't yet made it on to The Times's website.

UPDATE: The Sun's editor has been released without charge.

2 Comments:

Blogger Huw said...

Was it just me who detected some glee in the Guardian's reporting of the Wade story?

11/03/2005 05:09:00 pm  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

I think you're right. The Guardian is less signed up than other papers to the "editor's club", which might be translated as "people in glass houses ..."

11/03/2005 06:09:00 pm  

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