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Stupid headline writing tricks

Today's entry comes courtesy of the Newspaper of the Twin Cities, where, in an above-the-fold page one story, a Strib editor--apparently suffering from chronic imagination failure syndrome--cooked up the following headline for a story about auto theft:

A car left running is a thief's invitation Vehicles are easier to steal when they're left running and unlocked. What's more, the owners can face fines.


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