Headlines that don't quite work ...

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  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    http://www.kxxv.com/story/15093807/body-found-in-cemetery?redirected=true

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    So, what headlines have you seen that have a double meaning, or are just a little over the top?
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    LOL - really did laugh out loud! :D

    What newspaper allowed that hysterical headline. Some sports editor is either an idiot, or has a great sense of humor.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's more the text that the headline
     

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  4. Sanveann macrumors 6502

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    Awesome :)

    I'd bet just about anything that those headlines are deliberate ... I'm a newspaper copy editor, and it's pretty much a prerequisite for the job that you have to have a dirty mind. ESPECIALLY if you're in the sports department!
     
  5. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I know all about that... I'm a writer myself, and I know that these were done intentionally in order to make people say wtf and read the story.
     
  6. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Wow, kinda surprised this thread hasn't taken off. There are millions of 'em out there. ;)

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  7. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha wow, don't writers realize what they are publishing?
     

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