Kevin Whitted, writing on BlogHouston.net, criticizes the headline writers for the Houston Chronicle’s business section for their use of the word “gas” instead of being more specific.
Whitted writes, “Here are some headlines from recent stories:
“Consumers keep buying despite gasoline prices: Warm weather, late Easter help many retailers
“Texas gas prices drop slightly after 8-week rise
“Bolivia receives show of respect: South American nations agree to negotiate gas prices after recent takeover
“The first headline is how the business section of the only major news daily in the energy capital of the world should describe gasoline prices.
“The second and third headlines demonstrate why headline writers should use ‘gasoline’ or ‘natural gas’ instead of simply ‘gas,’ since one story is about gasoline prices and one story is about natural gas prices.”
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