Is there a specific term for when you combine two unrelated terms in a headline in order to grab attention? [closed]

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Capital letters in headlines [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 8 years ago. I’m not a native English speaker. I’ve noticed that in titles or headlines, many words often start with a capital letter … Read more

Is “five-yearly” an acceptable usage of an adverb of manner in British English?

Today’s BBC News web page has this headline: New era of five-yearly doctor checks starts There’s a word that means “five-yearly”: quinquennial. It’s probably too long for headline writers and too difficult for most readers, so I understand why it wasn’t used, but shouldn’t it have been five-year instead? New era of five-year doctor checks … Read more

CV/Résumé – Article Drop [closed]

Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it can be answered with facts and citations by editing this post. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question I think my question is rather a stylistic one, but it really bugs me. From a … Read more

Is it ok to omit a possessive apostrophe before a capitalized appellation (President, country name, VP, PM)?

In a recent Financial Times article (Yemen PM Escapes Assissnation), the apostrophe necessary to show possession was left out. I’ve seen colleagues do it as well. Isn’t it supposed to be “Yemen’s PM Escapes…?” Other times I’ve seen people write “Japan Minister of Finance tackles deflation…” or “India VP resigns…” I have noticed that in … Read more

What does it mean to “cut aid”?

I read in a newspaper the following heading: “Trump’s Threat To Cut Aid to Countries” = The US reduces its help… Then I found in a dictionary: “Cuts aid rebels.” = The reduction is helping the revolutionaries. Why is there a difference between “Cut Aid to Countries” and “Cuts aid rebels?” Answer Those are actually … Read more

What does “To” mean in a newspaper headline?

What does to mean in a newspaper headline, for example: Airline XY to cut cost of pilots’ wages Is it a shorter form of “Is going to” or “Is planning to”? Answer Yes. Normally it can be interpreted as “is going to” or “has decided to”. In headlines, that construction usually indicates that something will … Read more