Headlines that don't quite work ...

r.j.s

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Body Found In Cemetery
MARLIN - A dead body was found Saturday afternoon at a cemetery.

Around 4 P.M. police were notified of the body in Cavlary Cemetery.

They have a tentative identification for the white male they found, but are awaiting a positive identification before releasing the name.

An autopsy will be ordered to determine a cause of death.
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?
 

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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.
 
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Sanveann

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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!
 
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r.j.s

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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!
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.
 
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