The buyer’s market



News Headline: “Democrats funded by billionaires complain about Republicans funded by billionaires.”
And who says bipartisanship is dead?

News Headline: “Candidate passes kidney stone during campaign debate.”
So at least one politician now understands how voters feel.

News Headline: “How negativity can make you happier.”
Not likely.

News Item: “Editors at the American Scholar magazine have chosen their 10 favorite sentences from fiction and nonfiction works. . . .”
And inexplicably left out this from Raymond Chandler:
“It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick out a stain-glassed window.”
OK. So it’s not quite exactly a sentence.
So try this:
“She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”
Raymond Chandler was a compelling writer.

News Headline: “Shots fired at Ukrainian air force base in Crimea blocked by Russians.”
Maybe it’s best to stick with diplomacy if bullets bounce off them.

News Headline: “Does welfare make people lazy?”
News Headline: “Is homework making your child sick?”
News Headline: “Is the Internet making politics more dysfunctional?”
News Headline: “Can fear of cancer keep college kids from binge drinking?”
No, no, yes, no.
See how easy?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
News Item: “. . . suffered a spinal-chord injury. . . .”
News Item: “. . . and cut the baby’s umbilical chord. . . .”
B.P., a Chicago reader, says all we need is a good drummer, and we can make some real music.

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