Word-choice in media

RIA Novosti has chosen to publish an article with an interesting headline – “The king of pop turns half a century”.
Image: RIA Novosti headlineNow this is very smart. You choose to type more characters, i.e. “half a century” instead of “50”, and you get a totally different effect. He suddenly turns much older than my ever-young mother, even though they are born the same year, 1958. This puts things into perspective, I can say. Here is my all-time Motown Jackson favourite – “I want you back” by Jackson 5.

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