10 Best "Surprise" Headlines From Surprise, Arizona
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3. Often, a first reading of a headline from Surprise fools us into thinking some new and interesting thing has been invented. In the first of the two headlines above, for instance, there seems to be this concept of a "surprise home" -- a place in which the unusual and unexpected might be routine. The second headline introduces the idea of a "surprise crosswalk" that, naturally, isn't as safe as the normal kind.
2. Headline writers label people regularly with just a hometown and a gender, as in, "Phoenix man," "Apache Junction woman," etc. But when you place "Surprise" before such an identifier, as in the previous example, it's like you've coined a new phrase to detail something special. Here in the Phoenix metro area, we've got "Surprise Girls" -- so take care!
1. "Who's buried in Surprise?" Whoever it is -- dig them out, fast!
If you come across any other good headlines from Surprise, feel free to post them in our comments section.
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