Thursday, August 12, 2010

Caught on the Web

Names in the news
A 22-year-old mother from South Yorkshire, England, formerly known as plain old Ceejay Epton, has changed her name to Ceejay A Apple B Boat C Cat D Dog E Elephant F Flower G Goat H House I Igloo J Jellyfish K Kite L Lion M Monkey N Nurse O Octopus P Penguin Q Queen R Robot S Sun T Tree U Umbrella V Violin W Whale X X-Ray Y Yo-Yo Z Zebra Terryn Feuji-Sharemi.
[from my Flavorpill colleagues over at Flavorwire]

Newborn baby already a golf champion
Frank Bensel has a story to share with his newborn son, who came into the world on Friday, after closing with a flourish and winning the Metropolitan PGA Professional Championship yesterday at Rockland Country Club in a playoff.
[The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y.]

Search at your own risk
Web porn? But I was only after wild Asian ass
A CROSSWORD fan aged 89 used an internet search to solve a clue about a donkey - and was bombarded with hard-core porn.
Jack Sedgewick got stuck on 14 across: "Wild asian ass."
The great-grandad typed "asian ass" into Yahoo's search engine in the hope of finding the answer to the newspaper poser... 
[The Sun, U.K.]

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Some newborn! (This just illustrates that dangling modifiers are good for something, despite what our English teachers told us.)

An 89-year-old should be well-read enough to know 'onager' without Googling! though I have my own story along those lines. I wanted to find a particular type of quilting thimble, and I typed in the name of the designer: 'Roxanne.' Suddenly I was up to my ears in 'ladies in red' (and not much else.) Ended up just turning off the computer to escape!