Monday, December 18, 2006

Day 18: Headlines

I love it when you read something and think it says one thing when in fact it says another. For instance, this morning, I read this headline in the Washington Post Online:

Grinch Considers 2008 Bid

The Grinch?! That guy with a heart three sizes too small? The stealer of Christmas joy and children's toys? Running for president?

Then I realized I'd misread it. The actual headline was Gingrich Considers 2008 Bid.

The Grinch.


Well, I suppose it makes sense. They're not far removed in terms of heartlessness.

Of course, there is a difference between the two. Eventually, the Grinch sees the point of goodness and goodwill and grows a heart. The chances for Gingrich doing the same seem slim to none.

Perhaps his name should be Newt Gingrinch, but that seems like an insult to the Grinch, doesn't it?


Holly said...

I loved this! It's the perfect misreading.

By the way, has my postcard shown up yet?

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Holly: It has. I posted it the other day. (See: Day 12: Postcards, With Emphasis on "S".)

I've also been on a search to find a reciprocal card to send back your way. Still working on it....