PUNY SHOP NAMES
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 7th May 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
PUNY SHOP NAMES.
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TOP TEN OF THE DAY
TOP 10 Misapplied tabloid titles
The popular press sometimes gets it wrong.
- The Coughing Major. It wasn’t he who coughed.
- Canoe Man. John Darwin, who faked his death in 2002 by paddling out to sea – in a kayak.
- The Russian Linesman. Tofiq Bahramov, who awarded England’s third goal in the 1966 World Cup final, was from Azerbaijan, USSR.
- The Bouncing Czech. Robert Maxwell, the Labour MP and crooked owner of the Daily Mirror, was Slovak.
- Lord Haw-Haw. Daily Express probably applied the name first to Wolf Mittler, a German journalist who spoke upper-class English, but William Joyce, hanged in 1946 for treason, became better known.
- Piltdown Man. Skull fragments, supposedly found at Piltdown, East Sussex, of an orangutan and modern human combined and presented as the “missing link” between ape and human in 1912; exposed as a hoax in 1953.
- The Tart of Gib. Carmen Proetta, a translator in Gibraltar, who had given uncomfortable evidence about the SAS killing of IRA members, was awarded libel damages from The Sun and other newspapers that had sought to discredit her by alleging she was a former prostitute.
- The Broadsheet Press. They are now mostly tabloid (like a small pill, or tablet) in size.
- Florida Phil. Former security guard Phil Wells was jailed in 1994 for stealing £1m from Heathrow airport, after four years on the run. Police believed he was in Florida, when he was really hiding in Essex.
- Gorbals Mick. Former speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin was from Anderston, Glasgow, “which looks up at the Gorbals like it’s Belgravia”.
Taken from the Independent
SPECIAL DAYS CELEBRATED ON
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International Space Day
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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton
Happiness is…shopping in a shop with a well thought out creative name.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
He said, “You remind me of a pepper-pot.” I said, “I’ll take that as a condiment“.
Love is…giving him/her a lick of your ice cream.
A time to name your shop logically and sensible…A time to name your shop using a relevant pun.
2014 An international league table (Better Life Index) showed that people in Britain were 24 per cent more likely to go out of their way to help a stranger than the average inhabitant of the world’s other leading industrial countries.
2012 Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth
1946 Sony Corporation, a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics products, was founded by Ibuka Masaru and Morita Akio.
1919 Argentine political figure Eva Perón—who, as the wife of President Juan Perón, became a powerful though unofficial leader—was born.
1663 The Theatre Royal, built by the dramatist Thomas Killigrew for his company of actors and now commonly known as the Drury Lane Theatre, opened in London this day in 1663 and is the oldest English theatre still in use.
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