A Clever Response To “What Would You Most Like To Read On Opening The Morning Paper?”

In 1950, Spectator ran a contest which asked its readers to state what would they most like to read on opening the morning paper. Arthur Robinson won the competition with the following witty entry:

OUR SECOND COMPETITION

The First Prize in the second of this year’s competitions goes to Mr Arthur Robinson, whose witty entry was easily the best of those we received. His choice of what he would like to read on opening his paper was headed, ‘Our Second Competition’, and was as follows: “The First Prize in the second of this year’s competitions goes to Mr Arthur Robinson, whose witty entry was easily the best of those we received. His choice of what he would like to read on opening his paper was headed ‘Our Second Competition’, but owing to paper restrictions we cannot print all of it.”

About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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5 Responses to A Clever Response To “What Would You Most Like To Read On Opening The Morning Paper?”

  1. Jack Shalom says:

    Very funny!

    That reminds me of story I heard about a professor who gave his students the following essay question for their final:

    “Write a difficult question for an exam on this subject, and then answer it.”

    So one student, who did very little studying, got an A on the exam, because he had written:

    Question:
    “Write a difficult question for an exam on this subject, and then answer it.”

    Answer:
    “Write a difficult question for an exam on this subject, and then answer it.”

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