Daveosaurus (southerndave) wrote,

New adventures in sub-editing

... Yesterday, the sub-editors for the local paper * gave an article about a dog attack on some sheep, just out of Gore, the following heading:
Second dog attack at Gore leaves four more sheep dead; council has no leads
It is not stated whether the Gore District Council enquired at any of the local rural supply stores before proclaiming themselves to have none...

* The Southland Times, which has outsourced its sub-editing to Somewhere Overseas. Can't remember where, but probably Mumbai, which makes the pun all the less likely to have been deliberate...
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