News to confuse

Someone could use a little instruction in proofreading. And writing. Here’s the “news” from Yahoo! News; see if you can make sense of it:

deadly torn news


4 Responses to “News to confuse”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    It’s a bit of an awkward sentence, but if one digs a bit, one finds the basic structure: open parenthesis in front of “Deadly” (that’s probably someone’s name, else why “D”?), close parenthesis after “photo”.

    It’s the comma that throws us off.

  2. ericjbaker Says:

    View the “Deadly tornadoes strike central, southern U.S.” photo gallery on Yahoo News.

    They’re labeling the photo gallery with the name of the article but not offsetting it with quotes or bolded text.

    • Laura Says:

      That sounds plausible. Or: View the “Deadly tornadoes strike central and southern U.S. photo gallery” on Yahoo News. Maybe the tornadoes struck the photo gallery.

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