Musings and Amusings

February Gotcha’s

You can’t make these up.

Well, that’s not true; someone made them up. It just wasn’t me.

It’s the end of the month. My first month as a blogger. I’m giving myself a pat on the back and a 3-day weekend. But first, I thought I’d offer you these chuckles because they sure made me laugh (or at least go “huh?”)

They are headlines for actual articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal in February. I decided to keep a record, during my daily wakeup coffee & newspaper ritual, to see what a month’s worth of catchy headlines by the pro’s would look like.


Is Your Wine Lousy or Simply Having a Bad Day?

Lifestyles of the Rich and Stranded

Why Melted Cheese Makes Everything Taste & Sell Better

As World’s Kids Get Fatter, Doctors Turn to the Knife

The Winter Weather Weirdness

US Takes Overall Lead in Excuses (Sochi)

Fixing a Chip Off the Old Tooth

Information Security? What Security?

The Cloud Grows Up

Why ‘Flappy Bird’ Had Its Wings Clipped

Faster Pilates to Help Keep Pace with Fashion Week

The Boss’s Next Demand: Make Lots of Friends

Ways for Men to Keep Their Chins Up

Badly Raised Kids? Sweden Has a Word for That

Here’s One More Reason to Regret That Tattoo You Got in the 90’s

That Annoying Person on the Trip? It Might Be You

Thank You to the Clever Journalists at the Wall Street Journal.

Comments on: "February Gotcha’s" (12)

  1. Great post, I think the Pilates one was my favourite, lol. Congrats on a month of blogging btw – thats no mean feat! Have a great weekend 😉

    • Thank you, Lainey. I’m glad to have the first month under my belt.

      Yes, that Fashion Week must be brutal if Pilates is required!

      Enjoy your weekend.

  2. congrats on first month!

  3. Yes! Those headlines made me laugh, and reminded me of why I don’t have or read any daily newspaper. 😉
    I have other things to do…

  4. P.S.
    Congrats on the first month! Glad we found each other! 😀

  5. Ellen Vrana said:

    Keep these as a list of things to write about on those slower days. SUCH interesting stuff, esp that “Flappy Bird” one. 🙂

  6. I just hope my slow writing day doesn’t come on the same day my wine is lousy. Double bummer!

  7. Oddly enough, it’s usually not journalists who come up with titles. It’s the newspaper’s copywriter. Copywriters are supposed to come up with titles that hook people into reading (and buying the newspaper). Blogging makes us all be our own copywriters, which is probably why so few people read my blog (or buy my book).

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