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    Question 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Hi,
    This is the headline from a paper. Would anyone please tell me what it means?





    Ta!

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    What part of the paper was it in?

    Did the article not make it clear?

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    This is the headline from a paper. Would anyone please tell me what it means?





    Ta!
    It depends on the context. A striker could be a person involved in industrial action, or could be a soccer player.

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    Question Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Thanks. Not indeed. He must have picked up an injury. But I don't know what that bottle means here!

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. Not indeed. He must have picked up an injury. But I don't know what that bottle means here!
    Résultats Google Recherche d'images correspondant à http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Empty_Wine_bottle.jpg

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Someone had thrown the bottle.

    The meaning of newspaper headlines very often becomes clear only after you read the article. They are written to attract your attention, and frequently contain puns (this one didn't).

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    This is beginning to look like homework... (This isn't the first 'contextless headline -> guess the story' exercise you've posted; let me guess - New Cutting Edge, upper-intermediate...? )

    Try using a search-engine to come up with your own ideas. We'll be glad to comment.

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    This is beginning to look like homework... (This isn't the first 'contextless headline -> guess the story' exercise you've posted; let me guess - New Cutting Edge, upper-intermediate...? )

    Try using a search-engine to come up with your own ideas. We'll be glad to comment.

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    Thanks. But I didn't mean to take advantage of this site!
    What I asked about is from the lead-in section of the 4th chapter from Landmark Advanced. And the activity exactly requires the students to guess what the titles mean.

    Thank you for all the kind replies so far...

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. But I didn't mean to take advantage of this site!
    What I asked about is from the lead-in section of the 4th chapter from Landmark Advanced. And the activity exactly requires the students to guess what the titles mean.

    Thank you for all the kind replies so far...
    Well that's what you are supposed to do then, make guesses as to the meaning, write them down and submit them to your teacher.

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    Re: 'Striker hit by flying bottle.'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well that's what you are supposed to do then, make guesses as to the meaning, write them down and submit them to your teacher.

    Thank you so much dear bhisahab. But I'm not a student, and I posted the question merely because I had problem understanding the headlines. Some dear posters asked for more context, which made me tell them about where I'd found the questions.


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