Wow! I had not heard of Betteridge’s brknisbfer
Law. But after my post about the “dangers” of kids overheating in bounce houses, a reader named Richard sent this comment, which I very much appreciate!
Always remember Betteridge’s Law: Any headline that asks a yes-or-no question rather than making a statement can be answered “No.”
“Do Inflatable Bounce Houses Pose Heat-related Hazards to Children?”
“Was Hitler a secret Jew?”
“Do socks give you colon cancer?”
Always works. Most of the time.
Is this law going to change your life significantly?
Is it more helpful than knowing how to make ramen?
How do you spell a short word that means “in the negative”?
Anyway — a great and quick lesson I hadn’t gotten in all my years in the media.