Fun_People Archive
4 Jan
BONG Bull Bits No. 354!

Date: Thu, 4 Jan 96 03:02:35 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: BONG Bull Bits No. 354!

Excerpted-from: BONG Bull No. 354!

NEWS.  In the Internet someone asked where the expression "news" 

comes from, and the majority opinion was North East West South, 

which makes it mere coincidence that we're not all Wenspeople.  

Into the confusion stepped Mark Lutton (, 

     "And in French, where it's 'Nouvelles:'  North; Over there; 

Under here; Very far away; East; Less far away; Less far than that 

even; Every which way but loose; South."

AUTHOR QUERY.  An occasionally reliable source is trying to track 

down two news lore items he read years ago:
     One was a joke about USA Today winning a Pulitzer for Best 

Investigative Paragraph.
     The other was about a wire service reporter (AP, perhaps) who 

took some shoes in for repair in New York right before an 18-month 

assignment abroad (Rome, perhaps).  When he returned to N.Y. he 

went to pick them up and was told, "They'll be ready Friday."
     Anyone willing to corroborate or claim either crack, contact 

BONG Center at the address below and score major karmic points for 

assisting a colleague.

BONG Chief Copyboy Charley Stough, Dayton Daily News, 45 S. Ludlow St.,
Dayton, Ohio 45401 cheers NYTNS pomponniers worldwide!  Phone (513) 225-2445
after 3 p.m. eastern.  E-mail  Fax 225-2489.

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