I just saw a post on my friend’s Facebook timeline. It showed a newspaper headline that had, no doubt, been innocent when the editor typed it but could also be construed in a highly sexual manner. And it made me laugh.
It reminded me of an incident that happened (and I had to pull my calculator out for this one) 45 years ago.
In high school, as editor for the school newspaper Features Page, I received the galley to correct for the Friday edition.
I had written a feature article about “Slave Day.” Imagine having a well-intentioned, fundraising event in this day and age with that name? Now it would probably be “Voluntary Indentured Servitude Auction”.
“How would you like someone to carry your boobs around all day?”