Thursday, 3 January 2008

The Richard Madeley Award For Headline of the Week

The first recipient of my highly prized 'Headline of the Week' award is to be found over at the United Nations Population Fund website. I love a good prosaic headline and the United Nations do them better than anybody.

Delivering Hope in Nigeria: Natalie Imbruglia Visits Newly Launched Fistula Project

I think what makes it work so well is the internal rhyme. Which has led me to launch The Official Richard Madeley Rhyming Couplet Competition. You've got the rhyme, now I want you give me a couplet.

For example:

There once a pretty singer called Imbruglia
Who did charitable things for the fistula.

10 comments:

AxmxZ said...

My best friend works at UNFPA. Our little joke is that it stands for "On fait pas." But funny name aside, the fistula thing is actually both utterly damaging and very easy to repair, so it's a good place to concentrate efforts.

mutleythedog said...

But it is not true - she was there for Koala bears suffering from chlamydia... honestly do read more carefully!!

Happy New Year by the way!! I Trust Judy is still as randy as ever?

Richard Madeley said...

Axmxz, so wierd the connectedness of things. I find it just amusing when these organizations inadvertently make comic headlines such as this. I couldn't have made this one up.

Mutley, those Koala bears do need saving. And Judy's fine. Thanks for asking.

AxmxZ said...

From what I hear, English language skills at UNFPA are kind of lacking. Of all the examples I hear from my friend, my favorite has to be:

"With reference to your above, see my below."

It takes a very real effort of the will not to amend this construction instantly with

"...and suck it."

Richard Madeley said...

It never fails to amaze me how the intelligent people hired by these operations don't have an ear for turning a phrase. Perhaps many of them are trained lawyers or just adopt a tone that they think suits their status.

It's what makes me laugh about the headline. The juxtaposition of the trivial and serious never fails to create a wonderful bathos that’s always enjoyable.

AxmxZ said...

With regards to the headline - I think it's not just the juxtaposition of the trivial and the serious - it's also how the phrase actually looks and sounds. There's an unnecessary abundance of u's, a's, and i's. Visually, most of them stick out like sore thumbs; aurally, they are sour notes.

Richard Madeley said...

You're right. Too many vowels. I keep reading the line and thinking it's just me. Then I try to imagine a 'newly launched fistula' and I start laughing again. I know I shouldn't but there you have it. I'm easy to amuse.

AxmxZ said...

OK, you're right. The 'newly launched fistula' didn't really register with me until you pointed it out - it just affected me subconsciously.

This could be an interesting regular feature: one takes a headline/blurb/soundbite and MSTs it.

uhfdf said...

情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, ut聊天室, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網, 影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友,

免費A片, 本土自拍, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片, 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網, 日本A片, 免費A片下載, 性愛, 成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊,

fgeegf said...

做愛的漫畫圖片, 情色電影分享區, 做愛ㄉ影片, 丁字褲美女寫真, 色美眉, 自拍俱樂部首頁, 日本偷自拍圖片, 色情做愛影片, 情色貼圖區, 八國聯軍情色網, 免費線上a片, 淫蕩女孩自拍, 美國a片, 都都成人站, 色情自拍, 本土自拍照片, 熊貓貼圖區, 色情影片, 5278影片網, 脫星寫真圖片, 粉喵聊天室, 金瓶梅18, sex888影片分享區, 1007視訊, 雙贏論壇, 爆爆爽a片免費看, 天堂私服論壇, 情色電影下載, 成人短片, 麗的線上情色小遊戲, 情色動畫免費下載, 日本女優, 小說論壇, 777成人區, showlive影音聊天網, 聊天室尋夢園, 義大利女星寫真集, 韓國a片, 熟女人妻援交, 0204成人, 性感內衣模特兒, 影片, 情色卡通, 85cc免費影城85cc, 本土自拍照片, 成人漫畫區, 18禁, 情人節阿性,

aaaa片, 免費聊天, 咆哮小老鼠影片分享區, 金瓶梅影片, av女優王國, 78論壇, 女同聊天室, 熟女貼圖, 1069壞朋友論壇gay, 淫蕩少女總部, 日本情色派, 平水相逢, 黑澀會美眉無名, 網路小說免費看, 999東洋成人, 免費視訊聊天, 情色電影分享區, 9k躺伯虎聊天室, 傑克論壇, 日本女星杉本彩寫真, 自拍電影免費下載, a片論壇, 情色短片試看, 素人自拍寫真, 免費成人影音, 彩虹自拍, 小魔女貼影片, 自拍裸體寫真, 禿頭俱樂部, 環球av影音城, 學生色情聊天室, 視訊美女, 辣妹情色圖, 性感卡通美女圖片, 影音, 情色照片 做愛, hilive tv , 忘年之交聊天室, 制服美女, 性感辣妹, ut 女同聊天室, 淫蕩自拍, 處女貼圖貼片區, 聊天ukiss tw, 亞亞成人館, 777成人, 秋瓷炫裸體寫真, 淫蕩天使貼圖, 十八禁成人影音, 禁地論壇, 洪爺淫蕩自拍, 秘書自拍圖片,