Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Joke: Newscaster inadvertently makes sexually suggestive comment regarding an amount of snowfall.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: As this category of our web site illustrates, we'll probably never run out of urban legends as long as people keep dusting off hoary jokes, prefacing them with "This is a true story!" comments, and setting them loose on the Internet. This particular humorous setup (a male weatherperson's winter forecast of several "inches" being interpreted not as a measure of snowfall but as a measure of
A Slip on the Ice(It should be noted that Schafer, who made a
In a recent weather report which described the snowfall in the Northwest, the announcer on KHAR, Alaska, said: "And Helena got six inches during the
Of course, even if the above anecdote about station KHAR in Anchorage, Alaska, were true, the implication that the announcer caught himself having made a comment with a suggestive double meaning is not necessarily the only explanation
Sometimes context can make a world of difference.
Last updated: 29 March 2007
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