Sing-a-long-a-Moray

From New York Times via Charles Arthur’s Overspill.

An interesting enough story from the research labs which, the reporter Sabrina Imbler wrote “When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray” as the “dek” (aka subheading) but the section editor Michael Roston determined it should be the headline. But it didn’t stop there. On a roll they went for broke with four verses.

When an Eel Climbs a Ramp. To Eat Squid From a Clamp. That’s a Moray

When an eel wants a squid that’s on land. God forbid! That’s a Moray.

If the squid is too flat. There’s no problem with that. That’s a Moray.

If the squid is so big. It still eats like a pig. That’s a Moray.

It deserves some sort of prize, standing alongside “Super Caley go ballistic, Celtic are atrocious” in the all-time pantheon of headlines you can sing.

The couplet that caught my eye was “training an eel, is like training a seal”

Published by Alun Rees

Dental Business Coach. Analyst. Troubleshooter. Consultant. Writer. Presenter. Broadcaster.

One thought on “Sing-a-long-a-Moray

  1. … when the ball leaves his head and lands in row Z – that’s Zamorra Crystal Palace fans used to sing to their errant striker

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