A Figure of Speech

My Times Digest, which I receive by email, today reported

Headless Bodies in Acapulco
The once thriving resort area of Acapulco suffered another blow on Saturday with the discovery of 19 bodies, 15 of them headless, from a round of assaults that bore the earmarks of organized crime.

I went to the New York Times site to get a link, and found

Bodies Found Beheaded in Assaults in Acapulco
The once thriving resort area of Acapulco suffered another blow on Saturday with the discovery of 28 bodies, 15 of them headless, from a round of assaults overnight that bore the earmarks of organized crime.

Things change, but they’re still below fifty percent. I don’t mean to make light of this, but bad news gets worse with a bad choice of words. For the record, I’m against crime, beheading, and unmindful use of stock phrases.

Image courtesy of Sjors Provoost via Flickr.

One Reply to “A Figure of Speech”

  1. When I saw the photo of the cow, I thought there would be cow beheadings in the article. Let us know if those appear as well. Keep up the blogging…:)

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