What do words mean?

What is a hunter? Usually someone who searches for something. So how about this headline from the BBC, then?

US ‘CO2 hunter’ set for lift-off

$270m mission seems a lot of money to look for CO 2 – it’s all around us! I’d happily be paid half that for saying “It’s there! And there! And there too!”.
It’s really a satellite to measure CO 2 but that doesn’t sound so cool, does it?


Now, where did I put my CO 2 rifle?

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10 Responses to What do words mean?

  1. Jennifer Rohn says:

    I’d like to see the Co2 Gatherer.

  2. Henry Gee says:

    BBC Online is a reliable source of unintentionally funny headlines. This one is my favourite and also includes the ‘h’ word
    Exploding Star Hunters Make History

  3. Richard P. Grant says:

    Whereas NN is an unreliable source of intentionally funny bumlines.

  4. Henry Gee says:

    Aren’t you supposed to be on a plane or something?

  5. Richard P. Grant says:

    Um, not yet. But soon, young padawan. Soon.

  6. Henry Gee says:

    Not soon enough.

  7. Richard P. Grant says:

    aw. Do you miss me?

  8. Bob O'Hara says:

    Does this mean it’ll soon be safe to visit Australia? (aside from the drop bears of course).

  9. Richard P. Grant says:

    No.

  10. Mike Fowler says:

    Words mean plural of word. They is more than one word.