“Hooker Moms Plan Orphan Benefit.”

This was a local newspaper story whose headline astounded me back when I was a new-prof-in-town.

Today I’m reblogging a post I know you’ll love, from the Academe blog, on the subject of headlines. If you want to know the Hooker story, continue to the second Comment on the post!

Enjoy! http://academeblog.org/2015/01/03/why-we-keep-reading-and-why-we-dont/#comment-71198

And here’s Thomas Hooker:

Thomas Hooker Founding Us. He seems a charitable sort of Puritan, but I don't know how he'd feel about hooker moms.... Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Thomas_Hooker_and_His_Friends_Connecticut.jpeg

Thomas Hooker Founding Us. He seems a charitable sort of Puritan, but I don’t know how he’d feel about hooker moms….
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Thomas_Hooker_and_His_Friends_Connecticut.jpeg

 

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Teacher of English writing and literature (college-level); academic-freedom activist; editor and copy editor; theater director, costumer, actress, playwright. View all posts by RAB

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