Silly Sunday – British Newspapers

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    newsCommenting on a complaint from a Mr Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, ‘We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It’s possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house.’
    ( The Daily Telegraph )

    Police reveal that a woman arrested for shoplifting had a whole salami in her underwear. When asked why, she said it was because she was missing her Italian boyfriend.
    ( The Manchester Evening News )

    Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It’s a Special Branch vehicle and they don’t want the public to know what it looks like.
    ( The Guardian )

    A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast guard spokesman commented, ‘This sort of thing is all too common’.
    ( The Times )

    At the height of the gale, the harbour master radioed a coast guard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn’t have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.
    ( Aberdeen Evening Express )

    A lady from Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled –
    ‘He’d always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out ‘Heil Hitler.”
    ( Bournemouth Evening Echo )

    [highlight] Have a sillytastic Sunday[/highlight] :mrgreen:

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    1. Rosey says:

      Hahahaha. You made me remember some of the headlines in the papers when we were visiting London!! :)

    2. Steve says:

      These are funny. Sometimes reporters and editors just don’t read what is written or they just do it on purpose. I’m going to steal the one about the missing van. It was a couple of years ago when our F.B.I. had one of their “war wagons” stolen.

      Have a great week!

      Steve

    3. Suzanne Lucas says:

      Lol, I wouldn’t be surprised if the North West Gas story was actually true. Just to be safe, I should probably keep an eye on my bill.
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    4. Comedy Plus says:

      Sounds like a whacky place to live or the reporters are drinking too much. Bwahahahahahahaha.

      Have a terrific Silly Sunday Steve. :)
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    5. Joyce says:

      I like the Italian boyfriend one.
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    6. Rocks says:

      hahaha!!! lol at the salami! 😀

      have a happy weekend!!
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    7. Real life funnier than fiction, excellent work spotting these howlers.
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