Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Oct 2005
    • Posts: 28
    #1

    headline

    hi, what is the meaning of this headline:
    doc knocks the frocks in flu shocks
    thanks

  1. #2

    Re: headline

    This is an editor getting carried away with rhyming and alliteration. Both are used in headlines, especially in gossip tabloids, but this is just too much.

    doc = doctor
    knocks = criticizes; abandons; forgoes
    frocks = medical frock; lab coat
    flu shocks = flu season (I'm guessing here)

    It sounds to me like the doctor isn't using a lab coat during a season in which many people are getting the flu. It probably has to do with not spreading airborne germs from patient to patient. (I realize you got this headline out of a book, which I found online here: http://www.gho-englisch.de/Resources...newspapers.pdf. I think the author went overboard to make a point.)

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Headline
    By Amigos4 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-Jul-2009, 03:42
  2. Commercial property ad headline - please check and suggest
    By new2grammar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2008, 22:32
  3. Headline for brouchure of school Please check it
    By new2grammar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Jun-2008, 10:44
  4. Is the headline acceptable?
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2004, 22:41

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •