Josh (the blog)

Hey there. I’m Josh, a SydneyCanberra-based maker of Internets. I don’t update this very often.


Unfortunate article abstract – disqualified by gender

From this evening’s SMH website comes this abstract/second-level headline “Floyd Landis likely to lose Tour de France title and has been sacked from his team, after testing positive for testosterone.”

Yes, he is male, yes, it was a male contest. This is why arbitarily dropping adjectives to achieve headline-friendly ‘sentences’ is a bad idea. It originally read “excessive testosterone”, but now appears that all the other cyclists were, erm, somewhat lacking.