Good, Bad, and Ugly

Wrong adjective…

September 8, 2011

Large Libyan convoy arrives in Niger – sources

AGADEZ (Reuters) – A large convoy of Libyan armoured vehicles escorted by the Nigerian military arrived in the northern Niger desert town of Agadez late on Monday, a French military source and a Niger military source told Reuters.

Cramping our style?

September 6, 2011

Nadal collapses after win at scorching U.S. Open Moments later, Nadal suddenly stopped talking, then covered his face with his hands and slumped to the floor.

Please!!! Nadal did not collapse… he cramped.

Sloppy…

August 17, 2011

Berlin mayor criticises nostalgia for Berlin Wall

Wowereit said the Wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells peeled while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across Berlin for a moment of silence for the victims.

To air is human?

August 4, 2011

Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival ROME (Reuters) – Madonna’s film about King Edward VIII’s relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival.


“To air” means to be broadcast over the airwaves, on television or radio.

Taking a swipe at our headline

August 1, 2011

Driver swipes L.A. police cruisers, injures 4 officers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Four Los Angeles police officers were injured on Saturday, one of them critically, when a 64 year-old woman who may have been asleep at the wheel struck their cruisers, police said.

Who’s celebrating?

July 26, 2011

New York state celebrates first same-sex marriages

NEW YORK/NIAGARA FALLS, New York (Reuters) – Wedding fever hit New York on Sunday, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.

Unlovely description?

July 25, 2011

Special report: Murdoch affair spotlights UK’s dirty detectives

LONDON (Reuters) – In a small, semi-detached house overlooking a park in the unlovely south London suburb of Croydon, Jorge Salgado-Reyes sits at a glass-topped desk in his living room plying his trade as a private eye.

Winning a medal?

July 14, 2011

Army Ranger to be second living Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to award a Medal of Honor on Tuesday afternoon to Army Ranger Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry, the second living soldier to win the military’s highest decoration for actions in Afghanistan.

Not an infant…

July 11, 2011

Casey Anthony trial turned into media frenzy

Yet when a Florida jury announced on Tuesday that the young mother was not guilty of murdering her infant daughter, talk-show host Julie Chen cried on national television while CBS and ABC speed-raced to air hour-long nightly specials.

The wrong words…

July 5, 2011

Roche undeterred after FDA’s Avastin rebuff

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG had nothing to lose by giving Avastin another role of the dice, and by doing so showed the world it still believes the drug should be used in breast cancer.