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OK, I’m trying to be good about finding at least a whif of phonology to highlight in my posts. I know I haven’t always stuck to this, but you know the updated rules. This headline, by way of Yahoo!, is one I couldn’t let pass. The link may die, but here’s the headline and lead:

Health – AP

Study: Cloned Meat, Milk Nearly the Same

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Meat and milk from cloned animals is essentially identical to that from animals that reproduced normally, a new study says.

The findings should ease safety concerns by both the public and regulators about eating cloned animals, said researcher Xiangzhong Yang of the Center for Regenerative Biology at the University of Connecticut. The study was published in Tuesday’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Probably the author didn’t write the headline, but somebody did. I read the story because I thought, what, meat = milk? But no, it seems they mean cloned meat = non-cloned meat. Or that it is nearly the case, the resulting innuendo of which is even more upsetting.