Warm Weather and Great Tits

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 09:30:36 EDT 2009


Antares.

eckinator wrote:
> back to the grassy knoll?
>
> 2009/10/22 P. J. Alling <webstertwentysix at gmail.com>:
>   
>> Doug Brewer wrote:
>>     
>>> John Francis wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 04:18:42PM -0400, paul stenquist wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> On Oct 21, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Bob W wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I reckon the BBC sub-editor enjoyed writing the headline.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Yep. And I'm surprised it was published.
>>>>>           
>>>> So am I.
>>>>
>>>> Not because I suspect the BBC of prurience - by British standards
>>>> the word "tit" doesn't even raise an eyebrow.
>>>>
>>>> But by now the name of the game is eyeballs.  Almost all news
>>>> outlets with a web presence have a person whose job title is
>>>> something like "search engine optimiser".  The goal is to make
>>>> sure that when somebody enters a web search, your page shows
>>>> up in the list (and shows up as early as possible).
>>>>
>>>> That means you should avoid words in titles and headlines
>>>> that may fall foul of any filters.  A list of such words
>>>> would most definitely include "tit".
>>>>
>>>> Unfortunately this also means that you should avoid attempts
>>>> to be witty, avoid using most nicknames, etc., etc. your
>>>> headline should say "Elvis is dead", not "The King has passed".
>>>>         
>>> what? Elvis is dead?
>>>
>>>       
>> No, he's just gone home.
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