24 January 2008

Another short lesson in English

You simply cannot invent a thing like this:

Leader:

A featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers

You shall see in a second which of the two meanings above is applicable when you read the first sentence of the Guardian leader of January 24, 2008:

If you bottle up 1.5 million people in a territory 25 miles long and six miles wide, and turn off the lights, as Israel has done in Gaza, the bottle will burst.
Somebody should tell the august leader writer of The Guardian that when the "leader" starts with a lie, the featured article becomes just merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.