Headline writing

Errant, but funny

November 6, 2003
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Another of those Lenoesque lists of headline hilarity. Most you’ve seen before, I’m sure. Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told Miners Refuse to Work after Death Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus? Stud Tires Out Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over...

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‘Barb’ swapping

October 28, 2003
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Blanp exposes widespread abuses.

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Heads and poetry

October 1, 2003
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Testy Copy Editors on whether the twain should meet. The post I most agree with: It seems a better way of looking at headlines is not to say, “Heads are like poetry” but to say, “Heads are like prose,” by which I mean ordinary speech or writing; that would help weed out a lot...

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