A UK based website today announced that the The William Wanka Award for The World's Most Nonsensical Headline has been won by one Bralesse Beech, a contributor to ultra-satirical website TheSpoof.com
As far as we could tell, there was no award ceremony, and when we googled 'THe William Wanka Awards' we drew a blank. But we did recieve an eMail from someone who claimed to be one of the judges, Wanda Woman, who also described herself as 'a sorceress' who we deduced in our office to be somebody acquainted with saucers. Like a Tea Lady. The eMail stated that there was only one winner from the moment the contest began, and further that it was the one that won.
Another person, calling himself (?) Uppenatom described the winning entry as:
"A masterpiece of nonsensical writing. Much more nonsensical than anything nonsensical which preceded it. It's a brilliant nonsense headline. More nonsense than Edward Lear's Book Of Nonsense, with Macavity The Cat Who's Not There."
We then recieved an email telling us that the winning headline was:
"WORLD'S MOST NONSENSICAL HEADLINE WINS AWARD"
It was signed 'CHAMONE'
It was here that we realised that we'd been had.
But we weren't had the first time round.
They'd have to get up before dinner time to catch this early rising Spoof reporting team out.
More, if we get had again when we get it.