A headline is a sequence of words put in large letters above a news story to mislead the readers about the subject of the story. You have to go to Journalism school to learn how to write them. A big part of writing them is figuring out near synonyms that have fewer letters.
Examples of headlines
- A mass of unusual sorts takes place in a church in Pennsylvania, where dozens of revelers come to pray armed with semi-automatic weapons.: The church isn't Anglican or Catholic (or even catholic, for that matter)
- Violinist linked to JAL crash blossoms: The violinist was not linked to blossoms of any kind.
- Chvrches discuss Scottish independence: In which the people in Chvrches talk about not talking about the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.
- Betteridge's law of headlines: does this article exist yet?