[lit-ideas] Re: amid miserable thoughts of Enoch Powell, some good news/Twofer

> On the other hand, none of the headlines in the first poem
> of the "Twofer" was made up.  

I actually know what most of them mean! but some are odd


> Aren't headlines an odd form? 

I've heard it said the Sun pays its headline writers a fortune.  It was though 
the News of the World that greeted an England 5-1 win over Germany with "Don't 
Mention the Score".  (The Independent, which is supposed to be above that kind 
of thing, did it too.)  The BBC, I sometimes think,is simply (on occasion) 
inept.

 British
> ones seem to assume more knowledge and agreement than our
> local counterparts do.

I don't know what yours are like. But you know this place: small island, 
relatively massive national media, and so on.


Judy Evans, Cardiff

--- On Mon, 27/9/10, David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: amid miserable thoughts of Enoch Powell, some good 
> news/Twofer
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, 27 September, 2010, 17:16
> 
> On Sep 26, 2010, at 2:51 PM, Judith Evans wrote:
> 
> >> n.b.
> >>>> dun making up quotes in
> >> 
> >> 
> >> :)
> > 
> > !! :)
> > 
> > 
> 
> On the other hand, none of the headlines in the first poem
> of the "Twofer" was made up.  All were from last week's
> BBC news.  Aren't headlines an odd form?  British
> ones seem to assume more knowledge and agreement than our
> local counterparts do.
> 




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