Tag Archives: Silly Season

The Curse of the Crying Boy

It came from the same tabloid headline factory that produced ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster‘ – and the Curse of the Crying boy continues to live online. I will presenting a paper on this quintessential urban legend at the Folklore … Continue reading

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It’s all very silly season…

My research into the folklore of the ‘silly season’ was featured by BBC News Online (30 August) and in the gossip column of the Sheffield Star (21 August). Colin Drury writes: “….IT is the time of year known among journalists as the … Continue reading

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Silly Season Survey

Yes folks it’s August and we have officially entered the period of the summer that journalists have traditionally called ‘the Silly Season’.  If you are a journalist please fill out a questionnaire to take part in my research into the origins … Continue reading

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