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Wonder Why

(2,697 posts)
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 10:29 AM Nov 2023

Someone please explain this headline?

I am not referring to the issue described but only the wording of the headline. Without reading the article below, can anyone explain what those words say as they confuse me. Was this written by an idiot or is it just me? I know I'm not the brightest bulb in the universe (after all, some stars are brighter than I am ).

Nashville family shot speaks out after man arrested in killing Belmont student

This is the actual article:
Nashville family shot speaks out after man arrested in killing Belmont student
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(3,323 posts)
1. Without reading the article, it sounds like the family got really, really drunk and were "shot."
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 10:41 AM
Nov 2023

Either that or they were shot with guns. It's more likely they got real drunk as alcohol is slightly more plentiful than guns these days.

Polly Hennessey

(6,697 posts)
2. Well, family speaks out after being shot by
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 10:44 AM
Nov 2023

the man who killed a student. There, now it is “pellucidly” clear. 🙄


(8,941 posts)
3. Very poorly written headline.
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 11:07 AM
Nov 2023

I agree with you the headline could I’ve been much better. Apparently, whoever wrote the headline didn’t have ann editor above them reading behind them. Which is unusual.


(5,999 posts)
4. I read the article
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 11:42 AM
Nov 2023

The situation is just as fucked up as the headline.

This guy, Shaquille Taylor, has shot at all kinds of people. He shot at one family, the Workmans, but killed no one. He shot at another woman, Jillian Ludwig, and killed her. Ms. Workman and her mother are now speaking out because Taylor was arrested when he shot at them... and then released. Now Taylor is being arrested again, but while Taylor was out, he approached Ms. Workman and she was terrified and angry because no one told her that Taylor was out.

No mention of how he got his guns. It really should be legal to confiscate guns after someone is arrested for using them. But the Supreme Court just shot that down...


(111,261 posts)
5. I slogged my way through the entire article, obviously they
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 11:58 AM
Nov 2023

have no editors. Even after reading it twice.

But?? Man shoots at people, yet presents no danger to others?? WTAF???


(26,571 posts)
6. Without reading the article, my guess is that members of a family were shot at some point by
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 12:06 PM
Nov 2023

a man who was subsequently arrested for killing a student in a place called Belmont. After the man was arrested, the family issued a statement of some sort.

But I'm not at all confident in that interpretation; it's a terrible headline...

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