Headlines: gay toilet sex scandal

Gingerous Humerous Maximus has emailed in the following headline from Sky News: Washington rocked by gay toilet sex scandal

He asks: "Can you get a gay toilet?"

I was thinking about how this headline could be recast to avoid the unfortunate attribution of 'gay' to 'toilet'. Something like 'Gay sex in toilet' scandal rocks Washington is shorter, clearer, and active rather than passive, but it does have to rely on inverted commas - and relegates Washington to the end of the headline.

Of course, the simplest solution would be to hyphenate 'toilet' and 'sex': Washington rocked by gay toilet-sex scandal

Any other suggestions?

3 comments:

garik said...

I think hyphenation is the best way out. On the other hand "gay toilet-sex scandal" is ambiguous. Maybe New York toilet-sex scandals are much cooler.

Kyle's Videos said...

Hmmm, it would be natural because it is the only place where boys can have sex...

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