Airbus Fixes Mandated

December 6, 2009 in News

This article ran in the print version of the Wall Street Journal with the headline "Airbus Fixes Mandated." After reading it, I wondered "Airbus fixes mandated what?"

But I was wrong. I read "Fixes" as a verb and "Mandated" as an adjective. The headline writer had intended for "Fixes" to be a noun and "Mandated" to be a verb.

English is hard.

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