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Googling Kansas

March 11, 2010

The title for this blog entry on the Consumerist website is an example of a crash blossom. I wrote about crash blossoms, which are garden path sentences found in article headlines, yesterday.

The headline reads, “Kansas City Changes City Name To Google For All Of March.” At first glance, I thought the editor was referring to Kansas City, KS or Kansas City, MO, but it turns out that he was referring to Topeka, KS, a city in Kansas that changed its name to Google for the entire month of March.

It makes me wonder if Google, KS is going to adopt a cloud as its city mascot.

(Update: The headline has since been changed to “Topeka Changes Name To Google For All Of March”)

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