A head that causes head-scratching

A headline in the Sunday (March 28, 2010) Parade stopped me this morning.

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At first, a reader might think that the magazine’s editors made the dreaded apostrophe-plural mistake. In fact, I think the editors are saying "Teenager is in love," referring to the very cute Justin Bieber’s penchant for songs about puppy love.

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