Thursday, December 4, 2008

Not quite wrong, but also not quite right...

Sometimes people write/publish things that they clearly didn't read over before hitting that "submit" button. Behold:


This person's referring to Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who took those "controversial" photos of Miley Cyrus. Only it wasn't the photographer who was topless, as this headline might lead you to believe--Miley herself was the (sort of) topless one!

And then there's this picture. Yes, yes, I know--technically "outrun" works here, since one definition of "outrun" is "to escape." But isn't it kind of funny to think of a ship outrunning something? Since when did that ship grow legs?


Do you agree that these things could have been phrased a little more accurately? Weigh in below!

6 comments:

Patrick said...

I would also like to work with a topless photographer, as long as she's friendly.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha...as long as she's topless, does it really matter to you if she has a few unfriendly moments?

EVula said...

A little personality can go a long way...

Becky said...

I think "outrun" is fine there. It doesn't always have to refer to legs.

Also, the headline about John Mayer kinda makes it sound like he's vomiting. Or is it just that I find his music nauseating?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Oh, but the mental picture I have of a ship with legs...it's great.

And you're not the only one who started thinking about regurgitation after reading that John Mayer headline! :)

Dave said...

Luxury cruise ship outruns pirates? I agree - A ship with feet actually is a humorous mental image. It reminds me of how the Flintstones used to drive their cars, and the sound their feet would make when they were driving...Ok it is now officially Bio Shock time...