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Sensational

...Back from holiday

It seems it's not just the Pope whose words are taken out of context and sensationalized (see here for instance). 

My wife wrote this for the Observer magazine published on Sunday.  It was about a horrible bus journey she once endured surrounded by three yobs.

Here's what she actually wrote:

...As I tried to laugh off his advances, he dropped three hoodies* into my lap. "I really like you - look, I nicked 'em. All for you. Gizza kiss."...

* - for those not in the UK, hoodies are hooded jumpers.

 Here's what they published:

...As I tried to laugh off his advances, he dropped three condoms into my lap. "I really like you - look, I nicked 'em. All for you. Gizza kiss."...

Apparently a 300 word travelogue for a Sunday broadsheet needs sexing up!

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0 thoughts on “Sensational

  1. dominic

    I've got a feeling that may be because "hoodie" is sometimes used as a euphemism for "condom" - I think I've heard some kind of confusion about that term before!

  2. glenscriv

    Hi Bobby, as long as the Scrivener name is up in lights we don't mind!

    Hi Dominic,
    I had wondered whether such a euphemism existed but I'd never heard it myself. So perhaps that's the explanation. It's all just an innocent disambiguation. (Hope that's not a euphemism...)

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