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When words collide

No matter how many times you look at it, this headline—from The Guardian, no less—makes no sense:

Oklahoma deputy shoots dead man who shot local police chief

Here's the story, which eventually clears things up: (from Oklahoma). There's nothing funny about it. But the headline sure is a head-scratcher.

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e_d_young
Sep. 14th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
I like to think they meant zombie. Good to know the zombie apocalypse is being held at bay in Oklahoma.
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 14th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
I wonder how somebody didn't catch that headline before it was posted. Weird. But then again, I misspelled "literacy" in a headline once, which easily makes the all-time Top 10 of headline screw-ups.
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