Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A rough headline

Criticism is one thing but surely the Adelaide Advertiser went a bit far with this front page headline:

It is people accused of crimes who are put in the dock as the Websters Dictionary makes clear:

  • Main Entry: 6dock
  • Function: noun
  • Etymology: Dutch dial. (Flanders) docke cage
  • Date: 1586
  • : the place in a criminal court where a prisoner stands or sits during trial
— in the dock : on trial

Those giving evidence about being assaulted stand in the witness box.
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