Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Newsclips and Quotes [Strange New Phenomena]

This is a real item in the Nation Newspaper today:

Why are so many men keen to enter relationships with single mothers, and what can these women do to encourage these partners to marry them?

Share your views below or by calling or texting your comments to telephone number [246] 262-5986, or e-mail us at sankaprice@nationnews.com.

I think we should all call or email Sanka Price to tell him exactly what is patently absurd about everything going on above, starting with the framing of single motherhood as some kind of scourge on humanity with which no reasonable person would want to associate, hence the certainty of some Strange Modern Phenomenon afoot. And including the assumption that a single mother in possession of (presumably) no fortune and (certainly) no self respect must be in want of a husband.


  1. Lol, was the Pride and Prejudice connection intentional?

    This is the very first sentence of the book:

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

  2. Yes it was. The famous first sentence.
    Though it would be great if it hadn't been. Then I could lay claim to some latent literary genius that coincidentally matched Jane Austen's.

  3. Big Fat Hairy Steupse.
    And in other news of literary profundity:
    "Boys are stupid throw rocks at them" (As seen on a T-Shirt on a London High Street)


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