Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Impossible, really

A CNN headline this morning:World's Oldest Person Dies. Now, isn't this impossible? As soon as this nice lady died, there was instantly another world's oldest person. It's not like when a government official or someone dies and they have to decide the order of succession - this is instantaneous, you know. "World's oldest person" is really an ongoing thing. Maybe I'm nitpicking, but shouldn't the headline be "Most Recent World's Oldest Person Dies"?

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