Thursday, August 11, 2011

Say What?

These were all actual newspaper headlines.  It sort of validates our agonizing over every word we use when we write.  Maybe these peeps should have done the same.  Or maybe they knew exactly what they were doing...

Kicking Baby Considered to be Healthy

State Dinner Featured Cat, American Food

All Utah Condemned to Face Firing Squad

Woman Kicked by her Husband said to be Greatly Improved

London Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

Supreme Court Rules that Murderers shall not be Electrocuted Twice for the Same Crime

Deaf Mute Gets New Hearing in Killing

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Is There a Ring of Debris Around Uranus?

Prostitutes Appeal to Pope

Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years

Man is Fatally Slain

Fifth Graders get to Grill Lions

How is your week going?  Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is on vacation??? 


  1. ROFL I see stuff like this all the time in the news feeds from CNN, FOX, ESPN... It kills me every time. I can't believe people are paid to write like that.

  2. Those are so funny. I see stuff like that too and it just cracks me up. I was reading a novel last night and saw a similarly written line about a man on a boat having a "stern" look in his eye. I wondered if the author saw the double meaning or not when she wrote that. :)

  3. "Is There a Ring of Debris Around Uranus?" BWAHAHAHAHA

    Makes you wonder if anyone actually reads the headlines they print (or if they do, but have a twisted sense of humor!)

    It's vewwwy quiet around the interwebz these days. I'm not even here, I'm on vacation. See, this is me not being here...

  4. I'm back now! And I have the feeling that the Internet didn't even know I was gone. I shall have to punish it for that.

  5. Have you heard the one "Mad Cow Injures Farmer With Axe"?

  6. I was fatally slain once.
    It's nothing to laugh at.

  7. LOL. My favorite is the prostitutes appealing to the pope. What a riot. :)

  8. And i believe everyone of those stories, the media does not lie,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

  9. Brilliant! "Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers". It's harsh, but there are very few repeat offenders.

    I wonder how many of these were sneaky writers trying to get one past a frazzled editor.

  10. a lot of these are fascinatingly boring

  11. lol... Um, yeah... seems like no one read these headlines aloud before printing them.
    Everyone's on vacation but me. We were saying the same things about the banks while we're trying to buy a new home. Everytime we call, the person we want is on vacation. ARGH!!

  12. Wow that is some list. My week seems wuite dull in comparison. LOL! :O)

  13. Hey! Welcome back!

    Oh. Yeah, I guess I'm late to the party. Again.

    Marsha, you came back in style! Funny stuff. I especially liked the "Utah to face firing squad."

    I trust you had a great vacation? Rested? Sarcasm vat filled to the brim? Sure hope so. Hehe.

  14. thats a great list. see, not everyone is on vacation :D

  15. Whacky or what! I wish I was on vacation, but I'm just taking a break due to unforeseen circumstances :o)


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