I have a matter to bring to your intention regarding an article in the Washington Post about the Iraqi shoe-thrower.
This article reads:
But the scene was largely jubilant, as women in black abayas ululated triumphantly, their high-pitched shrieks reverberating in the courthouse lobby.
But when I first read it it said something different. I searched for the missing phrase and preserved by Google, it read:
Iraqi Defends Shoe-Throwing Incident - washingtonpost.com19 Feb 2009 ... But the scene was largely jubilant, as women in black abayas ululated triumphantly, their tongue-flapping, high-pitched shrieks....
Voila! The frame is adjusted, an offending phrase removed, more efficient than Winston Smith cutting and pasting, pneumatic tubes to incinerators and all that.
Please consider this post for you site.
Mortimer Hawkins, Iowa
If you'd like to learn to ululate, btw, there are some good tips at a forum on tribe.
Their banner rocks:
Looking for "tongue-flapping shrieks"?
Googling "ululation" in images does not lead to what you might expect.