headlinese


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Noun1.headlinese - using the abbreviated style of headline writers
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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Readers will discover short (mostly) entries on ain't, beg the question, cliche, double negative, Goldwynisms, headlinese, kvetch, limerick, portmanteau word, semicolon, subjunctive, unbeknownst .
As such, the actions of Tribune, Scripps and McClatchy probably don't deserve the headlinese of the word "panic," but they will most probably serve as a bellwether of future actions of their peers.
How about journalese, headlinese, tin-eared rhythm, redundancy, repetition, botched storytelling opportunities, excessively long stories or, for that matter, excessively short stories?