Friday, September 23, 2011

Where's the Last Place You Had It?

A sad story in today's Province opens with:
The body of an 85-year-old Invermere man who was reported missing Tuesday was found near a dirt road in the Jumbo Creek area a day later. 
As I say, a sad story. But not as odd as the headline would have you believe:
Missing Body Found
It wasn't a body that was missing--it was a man. A minor quibble, perhaps, but Body of Missing Man Found would have made the point more clearly, and without the misleading macabre overtones.