Rantings of a sub-editor

January 17, 2011

Chinese bananas

Filed under: bad things — substuff @ 10:11 am
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Gotta love the Daily Mail. Which other publication would run a picture with this caption?

“Making London their home: Financier Andy Wong (right) with his wife Patti who is chairman of Southeby’s. They have been jovially nick-named ‘bananas’ – yellow on the outside, white on the inside.”

I love the addition of the word “jovially” to cancel out any potential, teensy weensy shade of a suggestion of racism. Sorted.

(Oh yes, and I think they mean Sotheby’s and nicknamed. I might even have snuck in a comma somewhere, too. But that’s just being picky.)

For more news on those cheeky yellow folks, see the story here.



  1. Sotheby’s what?

    Comment by Stefmez — January 17, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

    • Yes, good point. Sotheby’s auction house.

      Comment by substuff — January 17, 2011 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  2. This caused my jaw to drop. I can’t believe they got away with this! (or am I just ultra-metro-PC?)

    Comment by Paul C — January 30, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

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