Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Truncation Games

Fortunately, Yahoo! News can also be a source of amusement in its campaign to encourage Max Weber's dire forecast of a society in which meaning has been lost. Consider the following item (on the same page as the blog post about the bar following the stock market) on the MORE FROM YAHOO! NEWS list this morning:
In appeal to swing voters, Romney offers a more centrist mes … The Ticket - 2 hrs 27 mins ago
Yes, that is a truncation; the ellipsis shows it. It is clear that the last word is "message." I just wish that the character count had allowed the second "s" be be included!

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