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Now HERE is an AP slug:

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    t0223 BC-RAC-BigBrown-Hooters
  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I just saw that myself. Made me chuckle. A bad slug can be just as fun as a bad headline.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    You just beat me to it. Had it sent to me by a friend.

    You know they have to be giggling as they send that stuff out.
  4. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    That beats that old, early MLS one: SOC-Wiz-Burn
  5. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Call me old fashioned, but I liked BC-Lesbiankiss.
  6. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Holy shit ... did Aretha Franklin die?
  7. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    And my fave that always comes along this time of year -- TEN-FrenchWomen
  8. editorhoo

    editorhoo Member

    Our old Atex system used to cut off slugs, so you couldn't read the whole thing until you opened the story.

    My two favs:

    1. CLINTONANAL (for Clinton Analysis)

    2. REDSNOT (for Cincinnati Reds Notes)
  9. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    As opposed to BC-FBC-LittleBrownJug
  10. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Yeah, our Sports wire was churning out all sorts of odd stories on Wednesday. There was the lesbian kiss at Safeco, the Wisconsin state athletic association banning shirtless fans from indoor (but not outdoor) sporting events, banned t-shirts at Utah St. that said "We're Proud of Our A" (that is, for Aggies), and a story about efforts to improve lead detection in venison. On the same day.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    BC-Obit-Hillary gave me a bit of a start.

    (When Sir Edmund Hillary passed away ... err, died ... err, bit it.)
  12. James307

    James307 Member

    Outside of sports, sorry . . .

    As a cub reporter at the Sacramento Bee in the late 1970s, the restaurant critic, Stan Gilliam, one had a sentence in a review that read " . . . and my wife's chicken breasts were scrumptious."
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