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crash blossom

noun
1.
an ambiguously worded headline whose meaning can be interpreted in the wrong way, as “Missing Woman Remains Found.”.
See also garden-path.
Origin of crash blossom
2009
2009; from “Violinist Linked to JAL Crash Blossoms,” misleading headline of article about successful violinist whose father died years before in plane crash
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