Saturday, 27 December 2008

Head Lines

Very, very occasionally, a newspaper headline will make such an impression on me as a sequence of words that it will stick in my mind long after those which flag major world events have faded to nothing. Up to now, the most prominent one has been this, from a copy of the China Post published sometime in the first half of 1990:

Deaf-mutes gamble by fax

But one I spotted in the Taipei Times this week will, I feel sure, snuggle up beside it

Pandas have good bowel movements

After all the debate about panda diplomacy lately, that headline came as a real relief...

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