OPEN DAY - Ford firm on track for record open day

Littlehampton Gazette
8th September 2009
" Gaugemaster, one of the largest model railway businesses in the
country, held two open days at its Ford Road base, attracting people
from Surrey, Salisbury and even Scotland. "
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Dragon Heart
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Why do media *always* have to use crummy puns in headlines for any stories to do with trains of any scale, e.g., on track, steaming ahead, derailed, hit the buffers?
I guess puns are a tradition for headline writers.
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MartinS
I think they have a little book full of them :-
A railroad engineer must be sure not to loose his train of thought or he might go down the wrong track.
The railway had a safety problem, but tried to cover its tracks.
A train load of paint derailed. Nearby businesses were put in the red.
Those building railways have to do a lot of tracking or their project will de-rail.
On the old trains the engineer had a lot of esteem.
Chris
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Dragon Heart
It starts when they work on school or university newspapers, which develops a habit they can't break. My brother and his buddy competed to find the most atrocious puns for the headlines. They were the paste-up guys, back in the days when a page was designed by pasting galleys onto the dummy page. Paste-up guys also wrote the headlines. The Editor occasionally changed their efforts, especially the more scabrous ones. ;-)
Wolf K.
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Wolf K
There was a classic goof in the Daily Express just last week:
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A few years ago, on the soap Coronation Street, a headline was shown in the local paper: "Kid Disappears in Tranny Snatch".
I don't know how the writers got away with that one.
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MartinS

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