Guardian headline writers have a rethinkJune 30, 2016 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch7 Comments Now altered. Via Matt L. previousTimmy’s fun elsewherenextDollar clearing systems question 7 thoughts on “Guardian headline writers have a rethink” Soarer June 30, 2016 at 7:03 am Does that not imply that they had a think before they wrote it? Seems unlikely, given most of what they produce. Bloke in North Dorset June 30, 2016 at 7:16 am Have they started using AI to do the work? It’s being used in lots of places for this type of work and not always with good results: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33347866 Daedalus June 30, 2016 at 7:24 am Sums up the lefts sloppy and thinking, actions and effects in so many areas of our lives. Matthew L June 30, 2016 at 7:30 am Cheaper than actual volleyballs, and probably more plentiful in those parts. Darren June 30, 2016 at 7:40 am Being a pedant, that headline is fine and has no ambiguity. Had they said “washed” up you’d have a point. “Washes” up presents no ambiguity Bloke in Germany June 30, 2016 at 10:36 am @Darren, If it makes you go pendant it’s inadequate. You’re right, it’s not wrong but it is bad. So Much For Subtlety June 30, 2016 at 10:55 am Perhaps they are determined to make the Olympics less hideously White? I mean, let’s face it, fair play and good sport is terribly European and middle class. So they are going to borrow from Afghanistan’s version of polo and Somalia’s traditional approach to the bodies of their enemies? I for one welcome our new vibrant and diverse Olympic overlords. Better than the drugged up cheats the Soviet Union and to a lesser extent America have given us. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.