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Justine A.

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Is this news headline confusing?
« on: December 16, 2021, 03:23:16 PM »
Sir, do this news headline confusing, "Hostage-taker, policeman killed"?

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/hostage-taker-policeman-killed/ar-AARQsyZ?ocid=entnewsntp
« Last Edit: December 17, 2021, 02:37:37 PM by Joe Carillo »

Joe Carillo

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Re: Is this news headline confusing?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2021, 02:36:18 PM »
The news headline "Hostage-taker, policeman killed" is actually not confusing at all. It's just a severely space-constrained shorthand statement that says the hostage-taker was killed by the responding cop who was himself killed when the hostage-taker later stabbed him with a knife at the police station.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2021, 02:45:36 PM by Joe Carillo »