Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ON THE BEAUTY OF LANGUAGE

Today, in the aptly named Pharr, Texas, a man used a drive-through bank lane to stick up the Lone Star National Bank.

Me, I got stuck at the semantic implications and phonological resonance of the AP headline: "Bank drive-thru hold-up".


A drive-through hold-up! If that ain't cowboy poetics, I don't know what is.