Bears and pyjamas

In the newspaper business, there is an apocryphal two-part headline used to illustrate the importance of word placement in a sentence. Supposedly taken from one of the lurid men’s magazines of the 1950s, the headline and sub-headline are:

I shot a bear in my pyjamas

How the bear got into my pyjamas I’ll never know.

Quick cut to Johor Baru, Malaysia, and reporter Beh Yuen Hui of The Star Online.

A Thai woman pleaded guilty to causing the death of a fishmonger at a sessions court here on Thursday.

Presumably the story tells why a fishmonger was in court in the first place.

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