Rantings of a sub-editor

May 14, 2010

Yuman Rites

Ah, that delightful Richard Littlejohn gave me a giggle this morning. A giggle and then a sigh of disappointment… No, no, wash your minds out with soap and water!

My colleague passed me a cutting from today’s Daily Mail, enticingly entitled ‘Bosoms on prescription’.

“Check out the typo,” she said.

So eagerly I read, until I found the sentence: “Elsewhere, a transsexual is suing West Berkshire Primary Health Care Trust under the Yuman Rites Act for a pair of false breasts.”

“Haha!” exclaimed I. “How can they have spelt both words wrong? That’s crazy.”

And we shook our heads and sucked our teeth and that was the giggle part.

I then looked it up online so I could blog it, upon which I discovered that Mr Littlejohn was actually making a Hilarious Joke and had deliberately misspelled it throughout the article. There came the sigh.


1 Comment »

  1. almost as hilarious as when they write ‘Elf & Safety’, which is so funny I don’t really get the joke at all.

    Comment by charlie wright — May 15, 2010 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

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