Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/27/this_is_an_egg/

Forgotten what an egg looks like? We can help

Local paper spells it out

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 27th October 2008 13:39 GMT

Hot on the heels of the Beeb's "just exactly where is England?" shocker, we have a further example of news outlets' occasional need to really spell it out to readers.

Yes indeed, try this cracker from the News & Star website, gleaned from an article entitled EXTRA POLICE DRAFTED TO CRACK KESWICK EGG-THROWING CASE:

News and Star article containing a photo of an egg captioned An egg

Riiiiight - that's what an egg looks like. Thanks for the caption, too, which should avoid any possibility of confusion regarding exactly what we're dealing with here. ®

Bootnote

Ta very much to Craig Brass for the tip-off.