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Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Wed 23 May, 2018 21.59
by Alexia
MarkAshley wrote:
Wed 23 May, 2018 18.04
"It's been quite a five days," Mr Elliott said. "I hope I can remember how to drive."

Cheltenham car mystery: Couple find lost Ford Fiesta

(No I'm not posting this here purely because it should read "Finds" not "Find".)
It can be find or finds depending on your idiom -- I admit I have to blink twice when American sportswriters refer to sports teams in the singular fashion (Chelsea is winning).

Also - and the main reason I quoted this post - why are they both doing variations on the Nazi salute? (albeit right-handed?)

Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Wed 23 May, 2018 22.46
by Alexia
MarkAshley wrote:
Wed 23 May, 2018 22.09
Alexia wrote:
Wed 23 May, 2018 21.59
It can be find or finds
"Couple" is a singular noun.
But all the substitute words (they, them, us, we etc.) aren't. In my head, it sounds weird potentially having a sentence which reads: "The couple has a car; they have it back."

Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Tue 07 Aug, 2018 08.00
by all new Phil
I love their stories. I’m always intrigued as to whether they are completely made up or if there is *some* truth in them, albeit with some creative licence going on.

I enjoyed their story once of the lady pictured taking a dump outside a Tesco store with the headline “Every Shittle Helps”.

Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Sun 26 Aug, 2018 11.35
by cwathen
Woman outraged to find Spanish people in Spain. "Why can't the Spanish go somewhere else?" she demands to know.

Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 23.19
by Andrew
cwathen wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 11.35
Woman outraged to find Spanish people in Spain. "Why can't the Spanish go somewhere else?" she demands to know.
What's funny with that story is how the writer must have it drummed it to them to ensure everyone knows its a local story about local people.

All the way through

Freda Jackson, of Intack ....
... her friend from Shadsworth ...
... The 81 year old from Blackburn ...
... who was born in Whalley ....
... the Blackburn Thomas Cook on King William Street ...
.... Mrs Jackson of Peronne Crescent ....

It's also a story made for local newspaper comments.

Sadly my local paper has switched them off, but I bet they will get lower traffic and hence hits for the ads as a result.

Re: Baffling local news stories

Posted: Fri 07 Feb, 2020 18.15
by scottishtv
Clearly a local story: Man who visited 27 years ago is gay.

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