Friday, February 12, 2010

Figure This One Out

 This headline writer is just flat messin' with us:

Summer born lucky are born rich.

And yes, it's grammatical.

10 comments:

Faldone said...

Lucky folks who are born in the summer are born to rich families.

Chris said...

Yep, not easy though.

jp 吉平 said...

I read it about ten times, then had to look at the article for context. One minute later...

Chris said...

jp 吉平, yep, that was my experience.

Angelina said...

Too bad there's a glaring mistake in the lead: "...don't worry about whether you’re birthday is in the summer or winter."

Current Members: said...

Angelina, nice catch. I think your and you're should be condensed into simply yer. Same with there, they're, and their into ther. Life (and copy editing) would be much easier, hehe.

David Bradley said...

Glad someone enjoyed that headline. It was a little bit contrived, but deliberately so. Pity I had a major fail on your/you're, I was originally going to say "you are born" but it was a bit repetitious and I fluffed teh edit ;-)

I guess I need to whip my proofreader into shape, eh?

Chris said...

David, happy to pass along your/you're article.

Personally, I advocate moving to "yer" for both, hehe.

dantheman70 said...

But wouldn't it be "Summer-born"?

Chris said...

dantheman, yes, that would have helped a lot.