Funny headlines

2 Jun, '08

I love that segment on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno where people send him some funny – and most of the time unintended – headlines from newspapers all around the world. We should start doing the same in Bahrain to bring a smile to the face, God knows I could use some of that.

So this is an invite to you all to shoot any funny headline (or even weird shop sign) anywhere in the world and email it to me. I’ll include it in a weekly or monthly videocast for your enjoyment.

To start the ball rolling, here’s one I got from the GDN this morning, though the headline is not related to the pictures above it (it is actually talking about a different con-man) I couldn’t help making the same association with the pictures shown above: an ex-minister of information, the publisher of the GDN and Akhbar Al-Khaleej in the picture on the left, and I don’t know who the people are on the right.

I would have hoped that the layout artiste who defines what goes where in the paper would have at least been a bit more careful in placing such a headline under his own publisher’s mug shot. Or was that intentional? I guess we would never know!

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  1. Just me says:

    What the does a “spirited fraud” mean anyway? Is it a spirit that goes round committing fraud and is undetectable because of its supernatural powers. Or is it just a fraud that has a spirit? Or is it just the silly attempt of an intern trying to be clever with a thesaurus – arse dribble if I ever read any

  2. mahmood says:

    The headline belongs to this article:

    A spirited fraud


    A BAHRAIN religious group is trying to track down an African spiritualist who allegedly accepted thousands of dinars from people in Bahrain after promising to resurrect their dead relatives, the GDN has learned. Reverend Dr Bernard Ankomah pledged to use the money to launch a Christian gospel channel in Africa.

  3. rocknroll says:

    the greatest english newspaper in the GCC… honest. I kid you not ole chap.

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