Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Humorous Headlines from Women's Day Magazine

I could use a laugh today. How about you?


Writing is not an easy job, and working on deadline can cause writers to make mistakes on copy or accidentally create something funny, like these ten hilarious newspaper headlines on the Women's Day Magazine website.
My favorites are: "Missippi's literacy program shows improvement," "Students cook and serve grandparents," and "Get 50% off or half price, whichever is less."
Here are my questions:
Which of the ten are your favorites?
Do you have any headlines to share that have made you laugh out loud?
Have you ever accidentally written anything with a humorous double meaning?

10 comments:

  1. Those are hysterical! I love these kinds of things. Jay Leno's headlines segment was on last night and I laughed all the way through it. Of course I can't remember any of it now, but they were fun!

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  2. Also - just thought I'd let you know the Lisa Jackson book I won here arrived today! Can't wait to read it! :) Thanks again!

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  3. Hi Jemi,
    Yay! I'm so happy Lisa's publicist sent the book to you. Lisa's books always keep me guessing. Hope you enjoy the book.
    Donna

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  4. Leno's headlines segment is always my favorite part of the show. This list was hilarious. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. I recall reading an add for the sale of a guitar: Electric guitar for sale by musician with narrow, easy to hold neck. :D

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  6. Ha! I love Jay Leno's Headlines, too! And Lisa, the one you just mentioned is hilarious! I just saw one in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the other day, that I don't even want to post on here!! *Donna, I'll e-mail you about it! ;-)
    Sorry, everybody!!

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  7. Hi Madeline,
    Jay's headlines are always a hoot.
    Donna

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    Love it! Aren't words amazing.
    One of my favorite funny quotes is from the movie Benchwarmers when one of the characters says something like , "You think you're cool because you know words and stuff."
    Donna

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  9. Hi Becky,
    Te-he, te-he, te-he.
    The one you e-mailed is a riot, even if it is a bit R-rated.
    Donna

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  10. Nothing's funnier than things that were never intended to get a laugh.
    Those were some great examples!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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