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    why is this newspaper headline misleading?

    "Dealers will hear car talk at noon. " My book tells me this is a misleading newspaper headline. In what way is it misleading?

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    Re: why is this newspaper headline misleading?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiko2222 View Post
    "Dealers will hear car talk at noon. " My book tells me this is a misleading newspaper headline. In what way is it misleading?
    Because it could be read as meaning either, the dealers will hear someone talking about cars, or that they will hear a car talking.


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    Re: why is this newspaper headline misleading?

    If talking about cars, it should be 'car-talk'

    If as in an episode of My Mother the Car - that takes us back! - then it would be "a/the car talk."

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