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Why do newspaper headlines use strange syntax rules?

That is the question :-).

This may be a nit-pick. But English Stack Exchange website button says "Ask Question". Isn't "Ask A Question" better?

marked as duplicate by Andrew Leach, RegDwigнt Aug 16 '12 at 18:26

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  • I think this belongs on Meta, because (a) it's about the site itself; (b) it has relevance to the whole of SE as all sites are the same. – Andrew Leach Aug 16 '12 at 17:22
  • That's "the English Stack Exchange website button". And imperative labels on software are not the same thing as declarative sentences in actual speech. Articles may be omitted in one but not the other. – John Lawler Aug 16 '12 at 17:26
  • ... adding to excellent comments, I have just to say that in cases like that you must not capitalize the "a"! – Elberich Schneider Aug 16 '12 at 17:30

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