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Thread #61954   Message #999038
Posted By: izzy
08-Aug-03 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Funniest Tabloid Headline Ever
Subject: RE: BS: Funniest Tabloid Headline Ever
Hmm...some of these are getting just a little bit tasteless... ;)

A thoroughly unexceptionable one from a New York newspaper in 1929 (at the time of the Wall Street crash) read:

Stocks Start to Fall, Drop a Little Bit More
Five Million Shares Change Hands

Read it out loud and you'll see what's wrong with it!

Also the beginning to a newspaper article (from a David Crystal book --example of a misprint): "The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has joined a group of Orthodox Rabbits in condemning the 'Life of Brian'."

It doesn't get much better than that!

BTW, M C, I love the Caledonian/Celtic headline. Whoever came up with that should be given some kind of award for linguistic ingenuity. Genius!!


Cheers,

Isabel