Newspaper Headlines – The Greatest Ever (Funny, Weird And Filthy)
LIKE you, Anorak loves newspapers. The world wide web is terrific, too, but Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook and the like have forced writers to adapt language to fit the technology. The pun carries little weight with search engines and robots hunting for key words to place the story in a category. This is lamentable. One day, when newspapers have died out, a part of the English language will have gone with it.
One key thing when writing is to try an inject wit in what you do. Newspapers are in the business of entertaining their readers. And everyone loves a joke.
We’ve compiled a gallery of some of our favourite newspaper headlines. There are lots – but each one will raise a smile – whether it be the Sun’s simple tribute to Jeremy Beadle (“Beadles’ Not About”); the accidental Express asking “Can Dec anally match Ant?”; the New York Post’s prosaic “Not So Fast You Greedy Bastards”; the Daily Record’s poetic “I kicked burning terrorist so hard in balls I tore tendon in my foot”; and the simple, ugly, brutal and jingoistic “GOTCHA”.