From the ABC News website:
‘Ecstatic’ Britney Spears Has Baby Boy
That’s the main headline, or “hed,” as we j-bots say. Here’s the subhed:
Pop Star Britney Spears ‘Ecstatic’ Over the Birth of Her First Child, a Baby Boy
Gotta love it, eh? The subhed repeats the main, and manages to get in my favorite stupid redundancy — that it was a “baby” boy. As opposed to those common cases where women go into labor and produce a toddler or, rarely, a full-size adolescent.
My hed: Pop star Spears, future trailer-park resident reproduce: ‘It’s a boy’ is the call in the delivery room as lawyers stand by for formal-separation squeeze play.
Eh. Maybe a little wordy.