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Passive "Aggressive" [Aug. 26th, 2008|10:47 am]
Jeremy Wilson



Sorry for the lack of "updates", it's been a "busy" 15 weeks. This "comment" is mostly unrelated to the "photo."
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[User Picture]From: lionsphil
2008-08-26 03:48 pm (UTC)
BBC News seem to have some internal rule that every headline "must have" a ridiculous quoted excerpt. I can see how someone could then derive a habit of quotation-for-emphasis from practices such as this.

(Naturally, today, they appear to be writing normally. But I'm sure there are other offenders.)
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[User Picture]From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 04:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Once I start treating the "quoted" material as "italicized" it vaguely starts to make sense. Relatively speaking, at least.
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[User Picture]From: ewx
2008-08-26 06:30 pm (UTC)
Quote signs in headlines are shorthand indicating something someone's claimed that the news organization not been able to fully confirm - they aren't (necessarily) reported speech.
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