Thursday, June 15, 2006

Speaking of the Nutmeg State

Dear reader, suppose you were a daily newspaper editor. And suppose you were a moron. But I repeat myself.

Suppose your city's central market had hired a new director. And suppose they had gone out-of-state to find him. And suppose he hailed from the old and noble Yankee commonwealth of Connecticut.

But you wanted to make big news out of this, and "Connecticut" is a big word and headline spaces is limited.

Would you have written, as the editor of my paper's rival did this morning, "Conn. man to head daily operations at Central Market"?