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Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was surprised to read something on the front page of a newspaper the other day. When I got closer I found that it was something totally different to what I thought it said. However, I wonder whether the editor knew what he was doing?

What did I think I saw, and what did it actually say?
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Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a headline? An article? A picture caption? The name of a writer?

Did you think the editor should have picked up on the potential misreading of the thing and changed it to something else? Was the actual thing it said something unsurprising?
Were you surprised at what you thought you saw because it didn't make sense? You wouldn't have expected to see it on a newspaper?

Is April Fool's Day relevant?
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Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay

Was it a headline? No An article? no A picture caption? no The name of a writer? no

Did you think the editor should have picked up on the potential misreading of the thing and changed it to something else? no Was the actual thing it said something unsurprising? correct
Were you surprised at what you thought you saw because it didn't make sense? no - it made very good sense You wouldn't have expected to see it on a newspaper? no

Is April Fool's Day relevant? no
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clarification

You wouldn't have expected to see it on a newspaper? no I should have written incorrect - I would expect to see what I thought I saw, in a newspaper
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 3:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it say something that you thought was self-referential, but actually referred to something else? (e.g., "Newspaper To Shut Down")
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 10:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Travis

Did it say something that you thought was self-referential, but actually referred to something else? (e.g., "Newspaper To Shut Down") no
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As an aside, my mother-in-law was on the phone to me today saying I'd left my book at her place about the British National Front.

As it is I am apolitical in terms of worldly governments and party politics and so I couldn't think what on earth she was talking about. However, once she went to fetch the book all became clear. It was my copy of the BNF (British National Formulary) of Medicines!

Clearly she'd confused the titles BNP (British National Party) and NF (National Front) and had put two and two together to make five or more.
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Was it an advert?
Part of an article?
Name of the paper?
Some other title?
Would it help to discover which newspaper?
Was it written after publication by someone who looked at / read the newspaper?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beroean

Clearly she'd confused the titles BNP (British National Party) and NF (National Front) and had put two and two together to make five or more. LOL

Was it an advert? sort of
Part of an article? no
Name of the paper? no
Some other title? not a title
Would it help to discover which newspaper? possibly
Was it written after publication by someone who looked at / read the newspaper? no
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Was it some advertising of the content inside?
A preview?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beroean

Was it some advertising of the content inside? yes
A preview? no
Sunshine (Sunshine)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 8:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it relate to a free DVD? something else given away with the paper?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sunshine - hey there!

Did it relate to a free DVD? no something else given away with the paper? YES
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this something that would be given away regularly with that paper? like a magazine? or something that was a once off? if so, a book? vouchers? money? lottery tickets? raffle tickets?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eli

Is this something that would be given away regularly with that paper? no like a magazine? no or something that was a once off? yes if so, a book? no vouchers? no money? no lottery tickets? no raffle tickets? no - good suggestions though....
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 8:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ssh - I'm not really here - much too much work to do!

Was it something you got inside the paper? at the same time? did you have to send away for it? was one paper enough to get it or did you have to buy for a week or similar?
Was "free" one of the words you read? "Free to every reader" - so you optimistically thought the paper was free that day?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 9:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sunshine

ssh - I'm not really here - much too much work to do! OK, I won't tell!

Was it something you got inside the paper? yessish at the same time? yessish did you have to send away for it? yessish was one paper enough to get it or did you have to buy for a week or similar? just one
Was "free" one of the words you read? YES "Free to every reader" that was the essence - so you optimistically thought the paper was free that day? no
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the free item a poster?

Is the expression "Free for All" relevant?

Did you think a riot or some other mass public disorder had occured?

Long shot this but are the upcoming Olympic Games relevant?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter

Is the free item a poster? no

Is the expression "Free for All" relevant? no

Did you think a riot or some other mass public disorder had occured? no with an ish

Long shot this but are the upcoming Olympic Games relevant? indirectly, yes - good question!
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was "Tibet" one of the words?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm

Was "Tibet" one of the words? how do I answer? OK, it was what I thought it said
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the offer a free bet with a bookmaker? Did you confuse To Bet with Tibet?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter

Was the offer a free bet with a bookmaker? yes! Did you confuse To Bet with Tibet? not To Bet, but I did think the word Tibet was there.

Can you work out exactly what it did say?
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Free £1 Bet?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm

Free £1 Bet? yes!

*********** SPOILER ***********

I was a few feet away from the Sun paper and was surprised to see Free Tibet on the front page in the header bit. On closer examination I saw that it said Free £1bet (for every reader, on the line below, in smaller writing). It was the day of the Grand National btw


Good teamwork.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle Lynne.

As an aside I work for an Irish Bank in their project area. In the past few years compliance has become the no.1 agenda throughout the company and strict penalties are imposed for any breech of compliance or regulatory procedures. Accordingly nearly all my work colleagues backed the horse named "Comply or Die" who duly obliged by winning the Grand National. I backed the second horse (Bah!!)
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bad luck!

I can see a funny symbol in front of the �1 sign (it may appear of course in this PS). I thought I'd got rid of it, but it must be the browser.
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm the pound sign which I definitely put in as I could see it again when I went through my history, has now changed to question mark.
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And now I can't see the funny sign (which I can also see in my history). The funny sign looking like a Scandinavian A with a squiggle on top

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