Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Best (actual) healdines of 2006


The year's gone by, but they are pretty neat, so...enjoy the unintentional humor! Reading humor in another language can be challenging as it often depends on play of words and muliple meanings.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says  
       No, really?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers  
    Now that's taking  things a bit far!  

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
        What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
    Good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-sos!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
    See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace
    I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
       You think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
        Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide  
    They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges  
    You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?!

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge  
       He probably IS the battery  charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
      Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
    That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
     Taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
      Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors  
        Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead   
       Did I read that sign right?


  1. Hello, Ms Vanessa

    This is a good tip, I enjoyed very much, thank you, keep in good humor.


    Jorge Hdez

  2. Teacher Venassa and classmates,

    My fmily and I will go back Taiwan for two weeks because my father-in-law is diagnosed with terminal stage of lung cancer. It is maybe his the last Spring Festival. It is really sad. I will stay at their house to see if I can do anything for them. Hopefully my kids will remember the time they spend with their grandpa when they grow up. See you two weeks later.

  3. Teacher Vanessa,

    Sorry for the typo. I know it is not polite to write people's name's incorrectly. I was too hurry to recheck the error. I am very sorry.


  4. Hello teacher Vanessa and everyone,

    I'm not quite right understanding in the sense of humorous. For this posting I can get around 20% of them.
    for example :
    Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
    They may be on to something!

    This one I don't know what Something would like to deal with.

    ermm..I remember one story about joking when I was grade 5 ..

    Teacher ask: what is your name ?
    Student reply: Ztefan..
    Teacher ask : Can you spell it.
    student answer: I-T ... it

    anyway, thank you Vanessa to give us the links I gonna check it out.


  5. Ginyin

    I am sorry to hear about your father. You go with our best wishes and hopes. Your family will be in our thoughts. If you get a chance, check in and let us know how you are doing.

    Take care of yourself.

  6. Tai

    I am not sure I understand your question - or even if it is a question!

    Are you having a problem understanding the humor in this headline?

    "Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
    They may be on to something!"

    The humor is because the headline makes a statement that is too obvious - not necessary. If someone is slain (killed), then of course it is homicide. There is no need to "suspect" it.

    The comment, "They may be on to something," is irony.

    And stop using "gonna"! It maybe OK in informal chat and IM use but not here because it's NOT a word.

  7. Ginyin,

    I was very affected to hear about your father's disease. I don't know what to say in this case, but I can tell you sincerely that I share with you and your family your sorrow.

    send you and your family my best wishes.


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