Tuesday, May 22, 2007

headline in today's nytimes

What's furry and thirsty and loves the dark?
(answer below)

The AP also has a story that says: Artillery ... echoed around a crowded Palestinian refugee camp as fighting resumed between besieging Lebanese troops and Islamic militants holed up inside, ending a nighttime lull.

It's unusual to see the verb besiege in the active - usually it's "besieged." I wondered for a second if there'd been a mistake, but of course there wasn't. The next sentence misspelled "pounded" as "punded," though, which seemed less damaging.

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