Monthly Archives: November 2018

Bring on the modifiers!

The New York Times loves adjectives, adverbs and any other modifier, whether they make sense or not. Jazzing up a text is what counts. Here’s an example from Nov. 27, 2018, in a story about Russia’s shooting at a Ukrainian navy ship: “The confrontation Sunday, in the vicinity of the Kerch Strait, a narrow passage between the Black and Azov seas, was a serious escalation in the conflict between Russia… Read Article →

Headline groaner

Headline Groaner of the Day: Boston Herald gets the honor, with this Nov. 6, 2018, headline over unhappy story of the Dedham, MA.-based pizza chain, going bankrupt and filing for Chapter 11: Papa Gino’s runs out of dough. + + +