Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
This had most of the state of Michigan laughing for
What happens when you predict snow but don't get any? This is a true
There was a female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, "So Bob, where's that
Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too because they were laughing so hard!
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
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
Schafer, Kermit. Best of Bloopers. New York: Avenel Books, 1973 (p. 1).