Rantings of a sub-editor

April 27, 2010

Dog injures nose

Filed under: dog injures nose,oops! — substuff @ 8:34 am
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It was a busy weekend, news-wise, what with election fever, Brits still stuck abroad and so on. But what’s that you say? WHAT happened in Ringwood?

Yes folks, that’s right, a dog injured its nose! The poor thing. In its weakened state, I do hope it didn’t read the story – it may have been slightly offended by the automatically generated links at the bottom.

Nose job: Search hundreds of local vacancies
Yes, pup – you’re ugly now! Get a nose job, please. But what’s this? ‘Search hundreds of local vacancies’? So we are not talking reconstructive surgery, but work? There’s a vacancy for the nasal equivalent of a seeing-eye dog? Well, that’s rather insensitive, given the dog in question has an injured nose.

Dog house: properties for sale near you
The owner should kick the dog out, now that its face has been marred by an injured nose? Or the dog should seek compensation for its injury and then spend the cash on a fancy new abode?

Walkies: Event listings – add yours for free
It’s like fireworks. If the dog had participated in an organised walk, perhaps his nose would not have been injured. Let that be a lesson to him.

The Salisbury Journal saw the funny side and ran an update entitled Dog injures nose – the update you’ve all been waiting for.

Thanks to @badjournalism on Twitter for bringing it to my attention.



  1. As someone who works on a Newsquest site, I know those links at the bottom would have been generated by a human. I think Nose job is a pun (imagine it said in a Scottish accent maybe?) and the others are also slightly dubious jokes. I bet they had fun coming up with them though.

    Comment by localhack — April 27, 2010 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

    • Those are deliberate? Seriously? Oh dear oh dear! Cryptic indeed.

      Comment by substuff — April 27, 2010 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

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