death on bad puns

October 6th, 2004

You've seen those headlines in the papers more times than you can keep track of. And it's always the same nonsense. "Real crisis in Madrid", how many times have you seen the word "real" used ambiguously in a sentence about Real Madrid? Doesn't it make you sick? Sick to see such abominable journalism? Such inexplicable lack of creativity? Such appaling use of language recycling? I'll tell you the first time I saw it I thought that's not too bad, very obvious but fair enough. But I later discovered that I would be fortunate enough to see it every goddam week!

I mean who would even want to read that bs in the first place? Why can't they compose normal meaningful headlines, it must be some itch to require that to appear every chance they get. I wonder what those offices look like, do they have a pool going for who finds the next one? Do they throw an office party when they print the next bad pun? I'm starting to think there's a whole subculture pushing this terrible language to feature in the press. It is unfortunate that players and clubs have these names that can be taken advantage of but perhaps they should hire lawyers to end this abuse once and for all..

Seen bad puns lately? Post them here..
"Arsenal stranded in Norway" referring to Rosenborg's Roar Strand scoring the equalizer in their CL match

"Low countries flying high" referring to the Netherlands and Belgium being successful

"A dutch of brilliance"

On a sidenote, do you know the saying "you can never have too many friends"? Well I always found it confusing because there is no reason given, it's a claim with no argument to support it. Well if you've also been annoyed by this fact, you don't have to ponder the issue anymore, because I've found the argument. The full version is: "you can never have too many friends because you never know when you'll lose the ones you have". Even your closest friends, those you always thought would be around forever (or at least indefinitely to use a less absolute term) can split on you at any moment, you just don't know.

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5 Responses to "death on bad puns"

  1. Erik says:

    A word of advice if you really carry so much hatred towards bad puns: do your blood pressure a favour and stay away from :D

  2. River says:

    Arent Juve 'ReJUVEnated' this year :D

  3. numerodix says:

    You should definitely keep quiet with the name you have, Riv :D :P

  4. Torkel says:

    "Thor de France", anyone?

  5. numerodix says:

    Yeah that one was so obvious I knew I was gonna see it the minute he won that race. :redface: