Editing is not nitpicking

Received this from friends at Pro-Edit... People wonder why I'm so nitpicky about how things are worded. A few examples are below :D


[WALL OF SHAME] Headline Hilarity

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Cumming, GA – December 16, 2013 – Just one more editorial review might have saved these headline blunders. But then again, their gaffes are our laughs!
Enjoy these funny headlines.
  • Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  • Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
  • Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
  • Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax
  • Farmer Bill Dies in House
  • British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands
  • Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
  • Miners Refuse to Work after Death
  • Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
  • War Dims Hope for Peace
  • If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
  • Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
  • Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
  • Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
  • Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
  • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
  • Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
  • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
  • Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy
  • Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
  • Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
  • Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


Source: http://www.plainlanguage.gov/examples/humor/headlines.cfm
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