15 February 2006

Gay Episcopal Bishop Enters Alcohol Rehab

It is not clear why this piece of news made a headline for AP at all - probably a slow day.

In any case, one can easily get confused by all these qualifiers. Imagine:

Alcoholic Gay Bishop enters Episcopal Rehab.


Alcoholic Episcopal Bishop enters Gay Rehab.

Or: imagine a Jewish parental pair bemoaning their son's lifestyle:

"First he becomes an episcopal bishop. Then it appears he is gay. And now this! Such tsures on mine kopf!"

Well, at least in this case he isn't Jewish...