Will There Be Any More QTWTAIN After Number 1,000?
I stood in for the brilliant Matthew Bell in the Diary for The Independent on Sunday today, and announced the last but two and last but one Questions To Which The Answer Is No in my long-running series, which I have said I will bring to an end when I have reached 1,000.
Number 998 was asked by The Wall Street Journal:
Should You Bring Mom and Dad to Your Job Interview?
Thanks to Fred Stephens.
Number 999, asked by Yes They Are Trying Too Hard To Hit The Magic 1,000:
Do lobsters hold the key to eternal life?
Thanks to Michael Deacon and Harry Wallop.
The trouble is that, while I wait for the slap-up, slam-dunk, chart-topping gasper to which to allocate the great big round and final number, a number of zingers have come in which are not quite zingy enough to qualify.
One candidate for the number 1,000 slot was asked by the Scottish Daily Mail (pictured). Thanks to Tom Harris MP and Kevin Pringle.
Another was suggested by my friend William Keegan, which was, “Do BMW drivers give lifts?”
Then there was a QTWTAIN of magnificent not-in-my-name self-importance asked by Sian Lloyd in the Mail on Sunday today: “Is it because I was against Iraq war?” (Thanks to Rob Hutton. And thanks to Tom Doran for the headline on this post.)
They are all marvellous, but they are not the showstopper for which I am looking.
If you see the true number 1,000, you know what to do.Tagged in: headline, qtwtain
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