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Which of your phrase-turns are you most proud of?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Hustle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Headline, writing, whatever...

    I thought of this tonight when I wrote (what I thought was) one of the best grafs of my life. From tonight's Skins-Vikes game, talking about the unevenness of the Skins' play (references to boos came a graf prior):
    I don't know how that'll play here, but oh well.

    What are your favorites?
  2. that's one of your good ones?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  4. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I wouldn't be putting that one on my highlight reel.

    To each his, hers and its own, I guess.
  5. Holy Jesus on a soda cracker, this one will not end well.
  6. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Yeah, the New York Times typically scours papers looking for guys who are able to turn last names into cheesy puns. Don't leave your phone today.
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I once wrote of an impending baseball strike as the ultimate walk-off run home. It didn't go over as popularly as I'd imagined.
  8. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    I didn't know Steve Rushin posted here.
  9. EOT.
  10. It was a tale of two halves.
  11. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Exceedingly well played.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Advice I was given many years ago, paraphrasing somebody like Twain or maybe Mencken:

    "Find the sentence you most love - and cut it out."
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