Monday, February 18, 2008

Planetary axial tilt goes haywire, Earth now revolves around Iraq

Here's an awkward headline that caught my eye:

Al Qaeda sows fear after sunset in Iraq's north

My first reaction was "holy shit! I'd be scared too if the sun started setting in the north!" Of course, the proper phrasing would be

Al Qaeda sows fear in Iraq's north after sunset

The article is about how Al Qaeda militants terrorize Iraqi citizens after nightfall in the country's northern region. Standard fare I suppose.

Grammar matters!

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