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Sunday, July 15, 2012

An Odd Headline

Attached to an editorial in today's Roanoke Times:

"An ill wind blows nobody good."


I don't know what it even means.

Can it be so esoteric that it goes beyond my mental capacities?  Am I then stupid?

An ill wind blows nobody ... huh?

Or is it just some free-labor intern's attempt at putting the only words she ever learned at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism together on paper for the Sunday edition where talent isn't a prerequisite?

Is the converse of "An ill wind blows nobody good" "A favorable wind blows a lot of people in such a way that they are satisfied beyond their wildest imaginations?"

I'm reminded of this famous headline:

"A-Rod Goes Deep, Wang Hurt."

Here's what I'm thinking: Someone at the Roanoke Times has a marvelous sense of humor.

Too bad there aren't more people like her there.

Times Scribe Gives Queer Head.

By the way, two can play that game.