KayVee (gbcahawk) wrote in linguaphiles,
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/6564991.stm

"Railway death girl rape 'trigger'"

How does this headline sound to other people? I'm familiar with conventions of journalism and the way language is used in headlines, but while I can see what they're doing, the way the headline is put together sounds ... weird to me, and I'm wondering if it's just because it's quarter to 3 in the morning. Something about the nature of the nouns, or the fact they're all just nouns (wouldn't it make more sense if "girl" was "girl's"?)

This really isn't that important, just idly wondering what others think. :P
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