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Headline permutations

“Trump’s Base Nurses Anger Over Election” was the headline of a story in today’s newspaper.

There was something “colorless green ideas” about this headline, which made me think, Lucky Jim-style, of some permutations:

Nurses Anger Trump’s Base Over Election

Election Base Angers Trump Over Nurses

Election Over, Trumps Base Nurses Anger

Election Over, Nurses Trump Base Anger

Anger Over, Nurses Base Trump’s Anger

Base Over, Trump Nurses Election Anger

Trump Angers Election Base Over Nurses

Nurses Trump Anger Over Election Base

Election Bases Anger Over Trump’s Nurse

Nurse Trump Over Election Base Anger

Trump Angers Nurses Over Base Election

Add a few buffaloes to this and you could go on forever . . .

P.S. I laugh about these things only because we can’t just keep crying over it. It’s the same reason we laugh as well as cry about ages ending in 9, air rage, ovulation and voting, pizzagate, sleepgate, regression discontinuity, the book with the copied chess stories, etc etc etc.

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