Headlines are very challenging to understand, because little words are left out that help you see whether the information words are nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. Often short words are chosen to make sure the headline fits into the space on the page, which means that often less well-known words are used. Also, headlines often use wordplay. So: Which of these headlines makes sense, and is real (from today’s Associated Press)?
- Obama Benefits Touts of Health Care Bill
- Obama Touts Benefits of Health Care Bill
- Bill Benefits Health Care Touts of Obama