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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(1980, Headlinese: On Grammar of English Front Page Headlines, Lund: Liberlaromedel/Gleerup.
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.