The latest Daily Fail whoopsies: your SundaySmile

Another bumper crop of how the UK’s Daily Fail caption writers thumb their noses at syntax and logic – enjoy.

Funny caption mistakes from the Daily Fail

“Sitting atop of a stallion, the Little Mix star posed up a storm as her beau snapped away on her camera.” (Trust me, no stallion would put up with that bullsh*t.)

Some recent pearls of p*ss-poor writing…

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British history 101 … 101 years ago!

We often talk about “101” … but this is a bit different. Here an unknown author has written out how things were in Britain just 101 years ago, in 1915. In the light of Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union, these figures (assuming they’re true) are especially interesting.

History 101 ... 101 years ago

101 years ago: crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

In 1915, not only was Britain in the grip of World War One, but also …

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Remember the Darwin Awards? Here are the latest winners

Many thanks to my good friend Laurence H. from London, England, who keeps me informed about each year’s Darwin Awards. Please be warned, the following is not suitable for readers of a nervous or clean-living disposition but if you have a good sense of the ridiculous you will probably cope. And laugh.

Remember the Darwin Awards? Here are the latest winners

Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honouring the least evolved among us. [Read more…]

What not to write as a mashup hashtag or URL

What not to write as a mashup hashtag or URL

Unexpected rude and highly embarrassing words can jump out of perfectly innocent URLs and hashtags

WARNING: not really “safe for work.” Much as we love to telescope real words to create hashtags and URLs (Uniform Resource Locators), sometimes the way they end up looking can lead to some embarrassing misinterpretations. I’m sure psychologists could tell us how the eye-to-brain link-up plays mischievous games here, but whatever the reason some undesirable new words (or near new words) can jump straight out at readers from your innocent verbal mashup… [Read more…]

When you’ve got to Gogh, ask Vincent …

Many thanks to my wonderful Aunt Diane in Canada who shared these artistic funny jokes with me recently.

NB: this is from North America where it’s pronounced “van GO” …

Vincent van Gogh’s Family Tree

His dizzy aunt ———————————————– Verti Gogh

HTWB Van Gogh

His niece who travels the country in an RV: Winnie Bay Gogh

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Why you mustn’t let accountants meddle with music…

“If music be the food of love, play on,” said Willy Shakespeare in his play, Twelfth Night. Just as well they didn’t have major corporate companies in those days, driven by lawyers, accountants and finance fiends. The following anecdote demonstrates why (original author unknown).

Why you mustn't let accountants meddle with music...

Surely someone knows an accountant who understands music?

The CEO of a large healthcare company was also chairman of the board of his community’s symphony orchestra.

Finding he could not go to one of their concerts, he gave the tickets to the head of the company’s auditors, a respected accountant and business consultant. [Read more…]