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    Misleading headline

    I clicked on this story, "Storm Cracked Tree Nearly Misses Toddler" expecting to read something horrible. I think the copy editor was out. Storm Cracked Tree Nearly Misses Toddler - Des Moines Weather News Story - KCCI Des Moines



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    I clicked on this story, "Storm Cracked Tree Nearly Misses Toddler" expecting to read something horrible. I think the copy editor was out. Storm Cracked Tree Nearly Misses Toddler - Des Moines Weather News Story - KCCI Des Moines
    Took me a second...



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    Re: Misleading headline

    I didn't catch it first either



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    Re: Misleading headline

    I still don't get it.



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I still don't get it.
    "Nearly Misses" makes it sound like it hit the toddler.



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Yep I am a moron.



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Yep I am a moron.
    It took me a good 5 minutes to get it...



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    Re: Misleading headline

    It depends how you read it ... a "near miss" is something we talk about all the time in safety training. Meaning nothing happen, but it nearly did.

    Took me a while to figure out why you read it the way you did... "it nearly missed him, but it didn't"



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    Re: Misleading headline

    I would say barley missed, or nearly hit. That's just me I guess.



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I would say barley missed, or nearly hit. That's just me I guess.
    why not "wheat missed" ?



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    why not "wheat missed" ?
    How about "wheat mist"? Sounds like a good beer. Now I'm getting thirsty.....


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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by Cymaster View Post
    How about "wheat mist"? Sounds like a good beer. Now I'm getting thirsty.....
    I think you're on to something ...

    The "Storm Cracked Tree Brewery"

    serving "Wheat Mist" nice and cold all day long.

    and on that - I'm outta here for the week



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    why not "wheat missed" ?
    Thanks Chief of Grammar Police! I did mean "barely"



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    Re: Misleading headline

    Update: story headline now reads better Storm Cracked Tree Nearly Hits Toddler - Des Moines Weather News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    And I am thirsty, too.



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