Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 14:51:56 -0600

From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU

Subject: Re: Funny Names for Newspapers

When I was an undergraduate at Cornell, the local ("townie") newspaper

--the Ithaca Journal--was dubbed the "Ithaca Urinal."

Cynthia Bernstein

Dept. of English

Auburn University, AL 36849-5203

On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, Winfield, Laurie wrote:

The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch is often called the Richmond Times-Despair

by readers who yearn for more objective reporting.



From: American Dialect Society

To: Multiple recipients of list ADS

Subject: Funny Names for Newspapers

Date: Wednesday, November 08, 1995 2:12PM

While I'm on the subject on Rush Limbaugh, Rush was angry at a liberal

reporterette (caller's word) from the Atlanta Urinal/Constipation


Our local paper, the Union-Recorder, is often dubbed the Onion Disorder.

In West Chester, PA, I heard the Daily Local News called the Daily Lack of

News. My graduate student says that the Sandersville Progress is called

the Regression.

Surely, there are other funny monickers for papers around the country.

Please post them. I could use a laugh. The college is giving me a

paperweight today for 15 years of service.

Wayne Glowka

Professor of English

Director of Research and Graduate Student Services

Georgia College

Milledgeville, GA 31061