Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Learning the language of Tabloid speak

I hadn't notice this before, but when a Tabloid newspaper writer uses the word claim, that writer wants you to disbelieve the claim, but when he uses the word admit he wants you to believe the admission. It was most noticeable this morning when I glanced at a headline saying, Katie admitted she still loved Pete. That seems fine until you think about the alternative: Katie claimed she still loved Pete. See what I mean?

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