How i cast my pearls before swine! The other day i was editing a wire story that said the Girl Scouts of America are considering jettisoning all their cookie types except a few of their classics. We’d designed it to be a one-column story with 3 decks. Before it got vetoed, i’d written:
Girl Scouts/might toss/their cookies
Unfortunately, an editor came along and looked over my shoulder at what i’d written and said, “Genie! It’s not like they’re going to THROW UP!”
Ah, well: Pretty soon this will all be over.