Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beeb noun modifier prang record

I don't think I've ever seen a six-word noun hed before, but even the BBC has its surprises:

Gaza white flag deaths probe call


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I count only five nouns here (plus one adjective that, in my writing style, would be joined to the following noun with a hyphen).

9:43 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger fev said...

Yes, I'd count "white" as an adj too; I think of this as a noun hed because it looks to be all one giant noun phrase. ("Nude pic row vicar" isn't all nouns either.)

10:15 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger John Cowan said...

I still like CLUB FIGHT BLOCKS RAIL RIVER TUBE PLAN, which is actually a proper sentence with a 4-word nominal compound.

10:15 PM, August 13, 2009  

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