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Fun with headlines …

Today, CNN ran this headline:

“Obama may fall into Bush …”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

obama may fall into bush

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Fun with headlines today …

This from iGoogle:

“Sotomayor learned ropes as prosecutor”

Leads to this CNN news headline:

“Sotomayor learned the ropes on ‘Tarzan’ case”

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learn the ropes

learn the ropes. idiom.

  • to understand how to do a particular job or activity: It’ll take some time for the new receptionist to learn the ropes.
  • Usage note: sometimes used in the forms know the ropes (to understand how something is done) and show someone the ropes or teach someone the ropes (to teach someone how something is done): You’d better find someone to show you the ropes if you’re going to fix the car yourself.

Source: thefreedictionary.com

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We are really having trouble with this iGoogle CNN headline:

“Couple who adopted 12 children found slain”

(click here to to read the story)

We’re not going to make up a funny photo for this one, however:

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

“A couple adopted twelve dead children”

The original headline could use some treatment …

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We’re nearing a(n) historic anniversary … the 40th mark of the July 20, 1969 landing on the Moon. Cool!

Buzz Aldrin spoke to CNN and the headline reads:

“Commentary: Let’s aim for Mars”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

aim for mars

Thank goodness for the evolution of technology!

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Fun with headlines today. This one comes from CNN.com/technology:

“NASA scrubs launch of space shuttle Endeavour”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

nasa scrubs shuttle launch

So, let’s explore a word of the day …

scrub. verb (used with object)

  • to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing.
  • to subject to friction; rub.
  • to remove (dirt, grime, etc.) from something by hard rubbing while washing.
  • Chemistry. to remove (impurities or undesirable components) from a gas by chemical means, as sulfur dioxide from smokestack gas or carbon dioxide from exhaled air in life-support packs.
  • to cancel or postpone (a space flight or part of a mission): Ground control scrubbed the spacewalk.
  • Slang. to do away with; cancel: Scrub your vacation plans—there’s work to do!

scrub. verb (used without object)

  • to cleanse something by hard rubbing.
  • to cleanse one’s hands and arms as a preparation to performing or assisting in surgery (often fol. by up).

scrub. noun

  • an act or instance of scrubbing.
  • a canceled or postponed space flight, launching, scheduled part of a space mission, etc.
  • something, as a cosmetic preparation, used for scrubbing.

Source: dictionary.com

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More fun with headlines, this one from CNN:

“Flying fish smack boater in head”

(click here to see the real story) see headline under Latest News for June 12, 2009

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

flying fish smack boater

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Again with the headlines …

An iGoogle CNN.com news headline reads:

“Former NFL football player arrested in cold case”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

arrest in cold case

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