July 10, 2006

Morphology in action

When I search for "unsportsmanship", Google News still shows the original:

But on the NYT site, an alert copy editor on the morning shift has modified the story ("Italy Defeats France in Penalty-Kick Shootout") to read: "Midfielder Zinédine Zidane had been ejected after he committed an astonishing act of impudence and unsportsmanlike conduct in the 109th minute." [Hat tip: Ron Hogan.]

Posted by Mark Liberman at July 10, 2006 07:02 AM