Thursday, August 04, 2005

When a Word is Worth ...

When words are telling:

From yesterday's "Best of the Web Today" (James Taranto):

"A 13-year-old giant panda gave birth to a cub at San Diego Zoo, but a second
baby died in the womb, officials said Wednesday."--Associated Press, Aug. 3

"A cancer-ravaged woman robbed of consciousness by a stroke has given birth after being kept on life support for three months to give her
fetus extra time to develop."--Associated Press, Aug. 3

1 comment:

Kathy Carroll said...

So a panda has a "baby" but a human has a "fetus"--fascinating! Thanks for posting such a stark exposure of the media's word games.

And it sounds like your own little fetus is quite a big girl now. Congratulations on your daughter's impressive accomplishments.