Last week I handled a page containing the story of how policemen were able to arrest a rape suspect after identifying him through documents found in a wallet he dropped at the crime scene.
I laid out the page and wrote this headline for the story:
Dropped wallet leads
cops to rape suspect
It was a good thing that our copy chief, Noel “Raskolnik the Lover Boy” Villaflor, has a sharp eye and a dirty mind. He immediately spotted the double meaning and we couldn’t stop laughing at the headline.
Still haven’t spotted the double meaning? Treat rape as a verb and suspect as the object of the action. Noel rewrote the headline to read:
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Do you still organize your notes using index cards? I used to do this in college and I’d have a bunch of cards for each subject I took. I can’t recall using index cards regularly for my reporting. I did use the cards for at least one special report I wrote for The Freeman.
Through the years of using the computer, my handwriting has worsened (talk about using it or losing it — I do 98 percent of my writing on computers). Sometimes I’d even have a hard time reading what I just wrote hours earlier. I’m also a slob when it comes to keeping notes. I’d lose notebooks or pieces of paper on which I’d jot down ideas, websites I need to check and tasks I need to do. When I do manage to keep a notebook or a paper, though, my two sons would eventually find it and write or draw things on it.
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