NY Times: Crash Blossoms
In news writer’s quest for concision, newspaper headlines can lead to some amusing ambiguities.
Funny news headlines which take on a new meaning when written without punctuation. – named Crash Blossoms via Language Log.
Submit any Crash Blossoms you find.
From Wikipedia: Syntactic ambiguity is a property of sentences which may be reasonably interpreted in more than one way, or reasonably interpreted to mean more than one thing. Ambiguity may or may not involve one word having two parts of speech or homonyms.
Syntactic ambiguity arises not from the range of meanings of single words, but from the relationship between the words and clauses of a sentence, and the sentence structure implied thereby. When a reader can reasonably interpret the same sentence as having more than one possible structure, the text is equivocal and meets the definition of syntactic ambiguity.
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