A creature great in smalls
It’s from a piece by Times journalist Luke Leitch, about Mark and Spencers underwear model, Ana Beatriz Barros. Though I imagine some unsung subeditor actually came up with the headline – a pun on James Herriot’s 1970s book All Creatures Great and Small, about life as an English country vet. His or her linking between that and a picture of a Brazilian lingerie model made me smile. (I can’t link to the article because of the Times paywall.)
[STOP PRESS: The genius behind the "A creature great in smalls" headline was Emma Bartley - thanks to Times writer Luke Leitch who left a comment below.]
It’s not often that a woman in her “smalls” looks out from this blog. Now you know why she’s here this time.
But hold on, surely this next headline is far more imaginative and serious pretender to the headline throne. It’s mentioned in this letter to the Guardian newspaper, from Rob Lehmann in Buckingham:
It is surprising that reference hasn’t been made to the infamous fish-eating competition in Scotland, eventually won by a Swede when the Scottish contestant lost a tooth. The local newspaper’s headline the following day summed it up: One Tooth Free For Fife‘s Hicks, Sven Ate Nine Tench.
C’mon! That’s mighty, isn’t it? (And that’s also Nick Parry holding the tench at Ireland’s Clare Lakes in July 2005.)
However, if the first headline was from the London Times, I suspect that second one is from the Apocryphal Times.
It’s from the Sun newspaper and refers to a Scottish football (soccer) match. (Read it aloud in the style of supercallifragilisticexpialidoious.)
Super Caley Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious
That was about Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (“Caley”) beating Glasgow Celtic, one of the two giants of Scottish football. Celtic fans may not want to click here for memories of the 3-1 defeat in 2000.
Any better headlines out there?