Advanced Level >> Error Correction/Editing Worksheets >> A collection of odd/amusing headlines that can be used to prompt discussion, practice editing skills or as a follow up to topic work on newspapers/journalism or the particular structure of English only found in newspaper headlines.

Headline Bloopers


What's the problem with each of these headlines. All are totally genuine!

2 sisters reunited after 18 years in checkout counter.

Autos Killing 110 a Day, Let's Resolve to Do Better.

Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad she Hasn't Seen in years.

Child's Death Ruins Couple's Holiday.

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures.

Deaf Mute Gets New Hearing in Killing.

Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon.

Death Causes Loneliness, Feeling of Isolation.

Dr. Ruth to Talk About Sex with Newspaper Editors.

Drunk Drivers Paid $1,000 in 1984.

Drunk gets nine months in violin case

Enfield couple slain; Police suspect homicide

Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Axe.

Farmer Bill Dies in House.

Grandmother of Eight Makes Hole in One.

If Strike isn't Settled Quickly it may Last a While.

Iraqi Head Seeks Arms.

Juvenile court to try shooting defendant

Killer sentenced to die for second time in 10 years

Lawmen from Mexico Barbecue Guests.

Man is Fatally Slain.

Milk Drinkers are Turning to Powder.

Miners Refuse to Work after Death.

Never Withhold Herpes from Loved One.

Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy.

NJ Judge to Rule on Nude Beach.

Organ Festival Ends in Smashing Climax.

Panda Mating Fails - Veterinarian Takes Over.

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers.

Prostitutes appeal to Pope

Quarter Million Chinese Live on Water.

Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped.

Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should be Belted.

Shot off woman's leg helps Nicklaus to 66

Smokers are Productive, but Death Cuts Efficiency.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say.

Soviet virgin lands short of goal again

Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim.

Stiff Opposition Expected to Casketless Funeral Plan.

Stolen painting found by tree

Stud tires out

Teacher strikes idle kids

Two Convicts Evade Noose, Jury Hung.

Two Sisters Reunite after Eighteen Years at Checkout Counter.

Two Soviet Ships Collide - One Dies. Premium

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