While I was calmly reading the newspaper the other day, this headline near the bottom of the page caught my eye: JOHNNY, JUNE CASH ARE HIT IN HUNGARY. Had they been pelted with rotten tomatoes by a restive audience, or with bricks by protestors in the streets? (A modern civilized population has various ways of expressing its feelings.) Or had they been bashed by a car on the highway, or beaned by a meteorite? When I read the article, it was a surprise (and no small relief) to learn that their concerts in Hungary had been a big success.
"Double Entendre Headlines,"
Word Ways: Vol. 17
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol17/iss3/3