Friday, January 29, 2010

news headline of the day

This one from the BBC website:

And a good thing too - doctors have enough to deal with without having to go around killing organless zombie kids with a shovel. Original article is here.

This is what Language Log calls a "crash blossom". Further examples can be found here; a couple of earlier examples from this humble blog can be found here and here. A more general list of amusing newspaper headlines can be found here; note that the po-faced explanations beneath each one of why it's ambiguous and/or funny are almost better than the headlines.

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