The very popular UK TV programme Have I got News For You has been running since 1990 and is a news-based quiz with teams partly answering questions and mainly making jokes at the expense of others. The show ends with a quick-fire round “Missing Words” round where the panelists have to guess the blacked-out words in a news headline. As well as national newspaper headlines, they also have headlines from a “guest publication” for additional comic effect.
We have been approached by the programme's producers Hat Trick to see if they can use our Left Handers Club newsletter as their guest publication in a forthcoming programme. We will surely come in for a bit of teasing on the show but it is also a great way to let a lot more left-handers know about the Left Handers Club so we have said yes.
We thought it might help them as well as being a bit of fun if we could create some headlines for them to use, so let us have your ideas by adding a comment to the post about this on our website. They need to have a left-handed theme, be roughly linked to our newsletter and allow room for the insertion of amusing comments by the panelists. Here are some ideas of ours to get you started…
Left Handers – from the famous quote by W C Fields “
“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body, then left-handed people must be the only ones in their right minds.”
President Obama – When US President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister (and fellow lefthander) Benjamin Netanyahu in March he told him that as a boy living in Indonesia, he was often hit with a ruler as punishment for writing with left handed. “When I was in Indonesia, it was considered bad manners to write with ones left hand.” Obama said. “Even though I would get hit with rulers, I just stuck with it” he explained, according to a press agency report of the conversation.
Left-handers – We often end up with great confusion about which side of the face to plant a social kiss on, leading to embarrassing mix-ups and accidental kisses on the lips. See our article on Lefty Kissing and lots of comments on it here.
So, have a think and give us your ideas for some great left-handed headlines by adding a comment below. If Hat Trick do accept our suggestions, we will be sure to let you know when the programme is airing.