Say (or write) what you mean

By Katharine Swan On Friday, March 14, 2008 At 5:49 PM

I just noticed a headline on my iGoogle page:

Winter Storm Dumps Heavy Snow on Colorado

It was about 50 degrees in Denver today, so my first thought was, "Really?"

Reading the article, it turns out that what they really meant was "Winter Storm Dumps Heavy Snow on Colorado Mountains," or "Winter Storm Dumps Heavy Snow on Western Colorado."

I think this shows the importance of writing what you mean, even in the headline.

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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