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Headlines that make you go…Hmmm

A favorite regular feature on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in the early 1990s was the funny headlines that people would send in from newspapers across the country.

Here are a few of the memorable ones:

Most doctors agree that breathing regularly is good for you”

“Senior luncheon will no longer include lunch”

“MSI owner denies lying, admits not telling the truth”

“Turkey, manure pass through Senate” Continue reading


Writing with style

The students who take my Media Writing course at Marquette University begin each semester by taking an A.P. Stylebook quiz. This open-book exercise is oftentimes their first introduction to A.P. Style, and usually leads to a discussion of, “Does A.P. Style still matter?” Of course, my response is, “Darn right!” (or words to that affect) Continue reading