By Our Foreign Staff: a little newspaper joke. Of course we don’t have a foreign staff any more. We can barely cover Kent. We lifted this from the newswires.
Journalism’s Oscars: Used of any award a paper has won. Actors rarely describe the Oscars as ‘Hollywood’s British Press Awards’.
Wide-ranging interview: They talked a lot but didn’t say much, and now we can’t decide what the story is.
Writer and broadcaster: Unemployed journalist for whom a £75 cheque is sufficient incentive to come in on Saturday night and do a paper review on 24-hour news.
All grown up: This caption, about how a 13-year-old actress is wearing a nice dress, was written by Weird Keith, the member of staff we suspect of keeping his mother’s corpse in his basement.
Brave: when used to mean ‘very ill’
Eaterie: What is wrong with you? Why would you even think of using a word like this?Miss for female teachers, and Sirs
Confirmed bachelor: he’s gayEccentric: madFlamboyant: He’s gayFun-loving: She puts herself about a bitHe never married: He was gayLadies’ man: They never managed to get the sexual assault charges to stick.Well-turned-out: He’s gay