Sunday, March 22, 2009

another bad headline from fox news

"Egypt Wants 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Coffin Illegally Smuggled Into U.S."

I couldn't figure out why Egypt would want to sneak a coffin out of their country and into ours....

Turns out it's a grammatical ambiguity that could be fixed either with the two words "that was" inserted before 'illegally smuggled' or the addition of the word 'returned' at the end of the headline.

You think maybe they need a copy editor?

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