There’s something weirdly cute about the BBC News website’s five word headlines, shorn as they are of all context, adverbs and, frequently, pronouns. One of today’s is my new favourite:

UN begins quake vaccination drive

I didn’t know you could be vaccinated against earthquakes! Isn’t progress great?

One Response

  1. Adriano
    Adriano November 12, 2005 at 10:49 pm | | Reply

    No, no, no! It’s very clear that the newspiece is about vaccinating quakes. Possibly against avian flu?

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