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.

Gingrich.

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?

2 comments:

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....