A style point for the ages

“The boys are back in town!” proclaimed the announcer on a Raleigh radio station. He was reporting this morning on the return of three Duke University lacrosse players to the Triangle. They’re back for an announcement on the sex-assault case.

Radio and cable TV will undoubtedly be talking about “the boys” a lot today because all charges have been dropped. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the accused players are adults. They are men, not boys.

UPDATES: This post has also been edited to reflect that the case is over. And with all charges dropped, The News & Observer decides to identify the accuser and publish her picture.



  1. Ack. First thing “The Boys are Back …” brought to mind is a tune Patty Loveless does:

    Get your skirts down off the rack/The boys are in and the boys are back/And no time now for taking slack/The boys are back in town

    I expect the announcer had something else in mind, but … sheez anyway.

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