Don’t you agree that that was slightly unfair, OPT?
The entire headline is:
Corruption claims dog miner with eye on Australia
Now, I’ll never know if I would have experienced the actual headline as a “crash blossom” or otherwise.
Of course, to your credit, had you had made the claim that the crash blossom was:
“Corruption claims dog miner with eye”, it would have been even more unfair.
Is the crash blossom able to be isolated, as you suggest, to “Corruption claims dog miner”? Or does the crash blossom arise only within the entirety of the originally encountered form?
I think the latter.
When I worked on my first ranch, the rancher said to me, “I’m gonna get my dogs in. Pull out a bail, spread it around.”
I’d been working on his ranch for a week or two and had never seen any dogs.
I said, “You’ve got dogs?”
He looked at me for about two seconds. That was uncomfortably too long, but just long enough for him to be sure that I “got it.”
So, I confess that I have had difficulty with “dog” in the past.