Where was the Editor on This One?

14 Apr

Headline seen today on CNN Political Ticker:

“McCain Courts Women Voters”

I understand that the language of “courting” is pretty common political jargon, but you’ve got to admit that wasn’t very well thought through.


Posted by on April 14, 2008 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Where was the Editor on This One?

  1. retroman

    April 15, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I’ve also seen this rather obscure word used occasionally in business sales contexts, for example – “Bill over at XYZ corporation didn’t give up, he courted us for months until we gave him the business.” CBB

  2. brianbeattie

    April 15, 2008 at 11:53 am

    And then there’s that whole Magic Johnson/Billy Jean King situation. Very distressing!


  3. Dorean Beattie

    April 19, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Wow. Two posts in a row about bad/wrong/whatever words in print… Word nerdery rules!


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