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Old 08-28-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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Slipped By The Editors.

'Tampa teen hit by driver walking home from school.'
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:13 AM   #2
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Headline editors are the bane of reporters. The reporter writes a serious piece of accurate information about an event, and the Headline doesn't match.

Back in the 1950s a newspaper journalist published a book of editors' and printers' errors that wrecked the story. He appealed to the readers for more examples, and produced three more books with the results.

Here are a few from a net search:

These real newspaper headlines gathered from local, national, and international newspapers across the globe are ambiguous; you can see what the journalist meant to say, but in each case there is a more amusing interpretation of the headline.

EYE DROPS OFF SHELF

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DEALERS WILL HEAR CAR TALK AT NOON

MINERS REFUSE TO WORK AFTER DEATH

MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER

DRUNK GETS NINE MONTHS IN VIOLIN CASE

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COMPLAINTS ABOUT NBA REFEREES GROWING UGLY

PANDA MATING FAILS; VETERINARIAN TAKES OVER

POLICE BEGIN CAMPAIGN TO RUN DOWN JAYWALKERS

12 ON THEIR WAY TO CRUISE AMONG DEAD IN PLANE CRASH

KILLER SENTENCED TO DIE FOR SECOND TIME IN 10 YEARS

SAFETY EXPERTS SAY SCHOOL BUS PASSENGERS SHOULD BE BELTED

2 SISTERS REUNITED AFTER 18 YEARS AT CHECKOUT COUNTER

MAN EATING PIRANHA MISTAKENLY SOLD AS PET FISH

ASTRONAUT TAKES BLAME FOR GAS IN SPACECRAFT

QUARTER OF A MILLION CHINESE LIVE ON WATER

INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN WHEN BAKING COOKIES

OLD SCHOOL PILLARS ARE REPLACED BY ALUMNI

GRANDMOTHER OF EIGHT MAKES HOLE IN ONE

HOSPITALS ARE SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS

LAWMEN FROM MEXICO BARBECUE GUESTS

TWO SOVIET SHIPS COLLIDE, ONE DIES

ENRAGED COW INJURES FARMER WITH AX

LACK OF BRAINS HINDERS RESEARCH

RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE

SQUAD HELPS DOG BITE VICTIM

IRAQI HEAD SEEKS ARMS

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Old 08-28-2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Headline editors are the bane of reporters. The reporter writes a serious piece of accurate information about an event, and the Headline doesn't match.

Back in the 1950s a newspaper journalist published a book of editors' and printers' errors that wrecked the story. He appealed to the readers for more examples, and produced three more books with the results.

Here are a few from a net search:

These real newspaper headlines gathered from local, national, and international newspapers across the globe are ambiguous; you can see what the journalist meant to say, but in each case there is a more amusing interpretation of the headline.

EYE DROPS OFF SHELF

PROSTITUTES APPEAL TO POPE

KIDS MAKE NUTRITIOUS SNACKS

STOLEN PAINTING FOUND BY TREE

LUNG CANCER IN WOMEN MUSHROOMS

QUEEN MARY HAVING BOTTOM SCRAPED

DEALERS WILL HEAR CAR TALK AT NOON

MINERS REFUSE TO WORK AFTER DEATH

MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER

DRUNK GETS NINE MONTHS IN VIOLIN CASE

JUVENILE COURT TO TRY SHOOTING DEFENDANT

COMPLAINTS ABOUT NBA REFEREES GROWING UGLY

PANDA MATING FAILS; VETERINARIAN TAKES OVER

POLICE BEGIN CAMPAIGN TO RUN DOWN JAYWALKERS

12 ON THEIR WAY TO CRUISE AMONG DEAD IN PLANE CRASH

KILLER SENTENCED TO DIE FOR SECOND TIME IN 10 YEARS

SAFETY EXPERTS SAY SCHOOL BUS PASSENGERS SHOULD BE BELTED

2 SISTERS REUNITED AFTER 18 YEARS AT CHECKOUT COUNTER

MAN EATING PIRANHA MISTAKENLY SOLD AS PET FISH

ASTRONAUT TAKES BLAME FOR GAS IN SPACECRAFT

QUARTER OF A MILLION CHINESE LIVE ON WATER

INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN WHEN BAKING COOKIES

OLD SCHOOL PILLARS ARE REPLACED BY ALUMNI

GRANDMOTHER OF EIGHT MAKES HOLE IN ONE

HOSPITALS ARE SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS

LAWMEN FROM MEXICO BARBECUE GUESTS

TWO SOVIET SHIPS COLLIDE, ONE DIES

ENRAGED COW INJURES FARMER WITH AX

LACK OF BRAINS HINDERS RESEARCH

RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE

SQUAD HELPS DOG BITE VICTIM

IRAQI HEAD SEEKS ARMS

HERSHEY BARS PROTEST
I know! Nothing is worse than an editor's handywork making your writing look moronic. I wont use an editor!
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:00 AM   #4
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I know! Nothing is worse than an editor's handywork making your writing look moronic. I wont use an editor!
"I wont use an editor!" You might reconsider your wont, if you won't, errors could result.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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I know! Nothing is worse than an editor's handywork making your writing look moronic. I wont use an editor!
you manage the moronic without such help.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:20 AM   #6
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you manage the moronic without such help.
But I'm no slimey limey
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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They made me laugh, thanks for the post Ogg.
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