Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Getting Even 

My colleague, Mike Millican, sent me this San Francisco Chronicle podcast because he says it is a neat idea for a newspaper. It's certainly a way for media to get even with cranks. In this case, the caller becomes ever more abusive as he speaks. One can hear bile bubbling and growing.

I don't blame the editor for putting the fellow's message online. It's a lesson in human nature. Perhaps the next time the caller will be more careful -- or he won't call again, which would make the Chronicle happy. Still, the episode got me to thinking about similar mistakes of writing to go with pilotless drone.

Rocky stone
Groaning moan
Calcified bone
Audible tone
Pointed cone
Repayable loan
Known known

...it gets addictive.


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