Multiscriptal, multilingual Hong Kong headline
On the topic of Chinese newspaper headlines [VHM: see the link at the end of this post], you may be interested in taking a look at this relatively typical Hong Kong-Chinese newspaper headline that appeared in this past Monday’s edition of the Apple Daily newspaper.
In addition to the standard Chinese characters and vocabulary, the headline also includes the English letters MPF representing the abbreviation of Mandatory Provident Fund, Arabic numbers 203 indicating a sum of money, AND, most interestingly to me, one Cantonese character, namely 孭 that transcribes the Cantonese morphosyllable me1 ‘(literally) to carry (sth.) on one’s back, such as a baby, backpack, etc.; (figuratively) to bear or take on a burden of some kind, such as a debt, responsibility, etc.’.