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Rihanna describes night of attack by Chris Brown
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence on Friday about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen.
Her screams prompted a bypasser to call the police.
The little things distinguish good writing from mediocre. In this article, the writer refers to a person assisiting Rihanna as “a bypasser.” I’m guessing that word is not even in the writer’s Spell Check!
It is not a big jump from passer-by to bypasser, I admit, but it makes reading difficult when you stumble on a made up word.
We should not be in the business of making up words and shouldn’t have used this one: GBU Editor