Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 20 October 2014 - 24th October 2014

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  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    steganographers!

    A astute observation there Mr. :D

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    trouble up at Pitman…

    I really should subcontract you to do the sub-headings, Ian!

    Incidentally, I've always thought headlines are something the British newspapers do really well. My favourite was when a large chocolate retail chain went bankrupt: "Top Choc Shop Flop Shock". Try saying that quickly.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to David Haywood,

    I've always thought headlines are something the British newspapers do really well.

    Ausies ain't too bad either, although they do tend to be a little grubby. I remember back in the eighties when a large transport company hit the skids. Headline: Aus Trucking Failure. Always sounded like a Spoonerism to me.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    My favourite ODT headline was "Police stoned during IRA raid" I always wondered how they got that past the powers that be

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    Even our own Granny Herald came up with "Letters lost in male".... an article about a drug mule that turned themselves in to police a few days after arriving in the country, as the swallowed condoms full of drugs hadn't come out the expected passage.... (circa 1981/2 or so?).

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 889 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to David Haywood,

    Incidentally, I’ve always thought headlines are something the British newspapers do really well.

    "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster!" is one I recall fondly from the Daily Mail.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Amanda Wreckonwith, in reply to nzlemming,

    ’twas T’Sun

    Since Sep 2012 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    China Daily back in '02 or '03: "Bush Blames Mohammed".

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I think your correspondent will be interested in next Monday’s report, where Ebola will certainly be (tastefully) mentioned.

    Stop Press: Ebola Post about to go viral.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    ’twas T’Sun

    So it was. I always get those two mixed up...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    PHEW WHAT A SCORCHER!!!
    Temperatures soar into the 20s

    Every blood August...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Was that one of the stories they got from the Onion?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1928 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Ululate

    What a wonderful word.

    But surely, for this type of verbal unintelligible utterance from the sound box such a word should have been onomatopoeic.

    1620s, from Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare (see ululation ). Related: Ululated ; ululating.

    (waits for howls of laughter....)

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to linger,

    from the Onion?

    Unfortunately, no, it was a real article. Quite possibly one of the foreign subeditors seeing an opportunity for self-expression of the kind that'd fly under the boss' radar.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

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