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John McCullagh January 31, 2008

Do you want to be on television?  Yes?  Are you under 25 years of age?  Are you free from Sunday lunchtime to go to the Arts Centre?  Here’s your chance!  Free tickets!!

John McCullagh December 25, 2006

Fr Colum Wright this morning in his sermon, with a congregation ranging in age from four to eighty plus years, recounted how he had just returned from visiting Santa in Daisy Hill Hospital.    Really?  No, really?  Was he ill?    

John McCullagh April 17, 2006

Is there a word that means the opposite of an oxymoron?  There are some of our readers much cleverer and better informed than us. We await your reply. While you work on that, we offer you a few examples.

John McCullagh March 31, 2006

McAlpine was working with a crowd of gangers on a contract in a remote part of Wales when one of his crew met with a fatal accident.

John McCullagh March 13, 2006

We usually avoid like the plague, any reference to ‘shameful’ body parts. This is one small exception. Please excuse the (direct and) implied crudities.