Flogging a dead princess

A crash blossom from the Guardian today:


Well, if she looks her best, she’ll fetch a higher price.

(Update: It occurs to me that the words ‘crash’ and ‘Princess Diana’ may not go together entirely well. A ‘crash blossom’ is the term for an absurd ambiguity created by the grammatical conventions of newspaper headlines. See the link above for examples.)

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  • Chris  On March 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Where’s an apostrophe when you need one?

  • Nigel Grant  On March 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’m a fairly free and easy grammarian, but this is one of those times when a noun shouldn’t dress as a verb.

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