Steve’s Hall of Shame:* Leasers Meet

Are they deciding who will pay the rent? There’s more wrong with this headline than a glaring typo, however. Are these American Chinese leaders? Or American and Chinese leaders? Headline writers will often save space by using a comma instead of a conjunction—this could have read, “U.S., Chinese Leaders Meet, Continue Rapprochement.”

Don’t let this happen to you: Read headlines carefully before posting or printing them.

* “Steve’s Hall of Shame” is what one writer called my collection of bloopers. I decided to keep the name.

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