Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wordplay

Whatever you think of the British gutter press, you’ve got to admire them for their utterly brilliant wordplay.

This was the cover of the Daily Mirror on January 6, 2003, two months before the disastrous invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies. Rather than a blunt, insipid headline screaming ‘It’s All About Oil’, the paper very cleverly crafted a message around the names of the big petroleum companies. The last sentence is, of course, The message is I’m a-coming to kick your ass, Saddam — in a Texan drawl.

2 comments:

Monkey Spunk said...

This really kicks arse! Wahaha...

The Grammar Terrorist said...

It really does. I can't see The New Paper doing the same!