A headline in my daily paper (Newsday):
City jails rabbi quits
I saw it at an angle, and couldn't figure out who the city was arresting.
City-jails rabbi quits
Seen any really confusing headlines lately?
Last September, Scott Sanders, a producer of the Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” decided to have his rehearsal dinner for 40 at a friend’s house near Beverly Hills. Both he and his partner, Brad Lamm, were meeting some of each other’s family members for the first time, so they wanted to put people at ease.
“We wanted to do something that felt like a party, something casual,” he said.
Casual indeed. “We did tequila shots,” Mr. Sanders said with a giggle.
OK, he's gay--we figured that out in the graph where we're introduced to his partner. But it's not until the writer adds the evocative verb giggle that we find out: "he's not just gay; he's fey!" Serious people don't giggle; girly girls giggle.
At many weddings, the bride “has dieted for months, and there she is on the floor,” Ms. Weiss said with a husky laugh, “pigging out, a Krispy Kreme doughnut shoved in her mouth.