Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 14:51:56 -0600 From: Cynthia Bernstein 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. > > Alice > ---------- > 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 > (Journal/Constitution). > > 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 > 912-453-4222 > wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >