Roses are red, violets are blue – these 18 headlines are poetry too

At the time of writing, it’s Saint Valentine’s Day, loved by card manufacturers and restaurateurs the world over, as the mark-up on 50g of chocolate increases tenfold.

Rhymes that begin “Roses are red” have long been employed to send messages of devotion to the objects of people’s affection on this day, but they’re also useful for something else – really setting off unusual headlines.

Like this:

Roses are red, it’s in Harry’s pants: from r/boottoobig

Here are some other hilarious examples.

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