Man Bites Dog

from the well,-slamms-him dept.

It’s basically just a sad story about someone with poor self-control taking his frustrations out on his pet, but I’m passing on this link for another reason: It’s an object lesson in my own stupidity. See, I saw the headline Fort Lauderdale man jailed in puppy slammming death, and immediately had to follow it to find out what this weird new verb (“slammming”) referred to; obviously it was some new street argot I hadn’t picked up on before this. It didn’t occur to me that a mainstream news site like the Miami Herald’s, with a fancy serifed type treatment on their logo and everything, would let a simple typo like that propagate to the four corners of the Web.

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