Writers who are pressed for time sometimes make hilarious mistakes — particularly when they are writing headlines.

It is important to check your writing to make sure that your sentences are unambiguous.

Here are a few examples of ambiguity:

  • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
  • Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  • Milk Drinkers Are Turning to Powder
  • Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarians Take Over
  • Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon
  • Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
  • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
  • Try Our Curry – You’ll Never Get Better
  • Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case
  • Reagan Wins on Budget but More Lies Ahead
  • Foreigners Are Hunting Dogs
  • Marijuana Issue Sent to Joint Committee