Yobbish German grammarians indulge in umlautish behaviour.
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Shouldn't this be in the Writers' Room?
Hi, Lindy. Not sure - new to all this. Links to the news seem to appear in both rooms.
The headline in itself could constitute a ticker style Writer's Room submission. Once you add a second line or an explanation in the Writer's Room you are in trouble on NewsBiscuit. The "If it needs explaining it's not funny" police will come after you.
My view is that sometimes humour does need explaining. Not everyone will have read the German long word story.
In this case the item is best here in the Chat Room where explanations and references are accepted.
I just subbed an item with a reference in it. Let's see what happens.
I don't think anyone needs to know the story behind this one at all. The umlautish behavior was funny and ticker-worthy as is. But I appreciated the link. I mean, I love this sort of thing. The Turks have one word that means 'Aren't you the ones that we couldn't turn into Czechoslovakians?'
Weematt: I'm wondering... are we only about lol humor here? Because some tragic news needs serious satirizing, too, and the results at best will illicit sad, wry, knowing smiles.(Or, in my case, unknowing eyerolls and the occasional abusive tag, but that's fun.) I just subbed something that was loaded with links. (In the body! You know, kind of like real news stories these days -- the ones we're supposed to be spoofing?) It was meant to be an extended metaphor, heavy on the subversive subtext, so I guess I'm in the doghouse!
Just keep seeing the " if it needs explaining" comments with which I do not always agree. I agree the umlaut sub could stand alone, but as posted fits the house style better if in the Chat Room.
Just post as you see fit and see how it goes. There are always NewsBiscuiteers ready to advise, usually in a nice helpful way.
thanks for the advice. Duly noted.
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