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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Criminal Sentence 442: That's Final

I was watching the US Open on ESPN2 yesterday. When I desperately need to know the score of a baseball game, I do turn to ESPN2 to see the score on the crawl, but when I'm watching something on that channel, it gets annoying to see the same stuff over and over. So when I saw this last night, I was excited:

"Final Alert"

I thought, yippee! The last alert of the night. Well, no. It was an alert about the scores of baseball games that were over. I guess some would see "Final Alert" and avert their eyes if they didn't want to know.

This isn't wrong, but it did give off the wrong impression, I think.

It might have been better to say something like "Completed Games: Scores Coming Now." A bit long, I know. Any other suggestions?


ChildsPlay said...

I guess it is suppose to be like a Spoiler Alert. How about "Warning! Final Scores"?

Guido Henkel said...

"Finals Alert" would have solved the problem, I would think.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

ChildsPlay/Guido: I like either.