Wordplay of the Day

After a week of listening to Londoners make jokes, puns and japes about l’affaire Murdoch, the following emerges as my favorite. A witty friend pointed out that “News of the World” spoonerizes as “Whirls of the Nude”

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

2 thoughts on “Wordplay of the Day”

  1. For now, his Sun’s page three nudes are safe, but as his shares hemorrhage, Murdoch’s News Corps, threatens to become News Corpse. Fair and balanced but hopelessly obsequious to the right, Fox News predictably has not uttered a word on its paymaster. It is a Pravda·non-story to them, but to the Brits, even to conservatives, it is the Arab Spring or the Irish Catholic Church pedophile scandal rolled into one.

  2. When I was a youth, NOWT was popularly known as “News of the Screws”. I believe even to insiders it was known as “Screws” up to its demise.

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