December 11, 2015
A missed headline opportunity
Linguists are fond of this kind of meta-joke:
Ok, today someone posted the following article link on Facebook:
When I saw this headline, I was disappointed that the headline writer did not take advantage of this great opportunity to write a sentence that conforms to the linguist joke. Consider this hypothetical version:
Americans like Muslims more than TrumpYou see? It's ambiguous, but in both interpretations it's correct. A true missed opportunity. So sad.