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It's beers all round for the BBC this morning who've outregged El Reg leader writers with this deliciously suggestive offering: BBC headline: Great tits cope well with warming Of course, ornithology is a fertile area for schoolboy innuendo. Readers may recall the flap down at the RSPB's website where moderators clamped down …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    BBC Correspondent

    I thought the BBC Nature Correspondent was one Drew Peacock?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Not too sure about the picture, though. Surely there must be a scientific name for the Great Tit, that the BBC could use (along the lines of the weird way that people nowadays pronounce the planet "yarranus")?

  3. Dominic Kua
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    Schoolyboy innuendo?

    Why limit it? I'm still giggling at great tits, sniggering at shags and having a discreet snurge at the blue legged booby.

    Ah what a wonderful language we speak.

  4. pastamasta

    I don't get it

    Perhaps someone will explain it to me when I'm older.

    (The one with Bob the Builder on the back, please.)

  5. Steve

    @ Ashley

    I still pronounce it "your anus" and if anyone argues they get a clout with one of my physics degrees.

    On the same lines, I also spent about 5 years referring to university as "school" to annoy arts students.

  6. supermeerkat

    What does Frank have to say?

  7. PaddyR

    titter titter fnarr fnarr

    I had these two for the most read on the BBC site

    1: Great tits cope well with warming

    2: Europeans get drunk 'to have sex'

    of course it doesnt beat the google ads i got on the reg with the three step plan

    1: Photos of cute girls

    2: Sex Offender Registry

    3: Sex Offender Database

    a natural progression presented by Google

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    Oooooh Missis.

    Great title, although I would have thought with all the pictures of tits on the internet you might have come up with something errm 'else'.

    I couldn't agree more, as the weather has got warmer I've seen loads of great tits eerrm .. mainly in the park... errmm ..

    no matter how you read that its going to sound rude.

    anyway what a fun way start to a friday. Top marks to you and the girls on the train this morning that had a tops (barely) on that left nothing to the imagination.


  9. Sweep

    I love tits

    ....oh, sorry, what was the story about again?

  10. Rob
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    I bet it makes the BBC's most read list this morning.

    I know I clicked it after reading the headling :)

  11. Marc Lawrence


    Aberdeen in winter is often a great place to see blue legged booby's.

  12. Anonymous Coward

    Hur hur hur

    I am sure I can see a pair of great tits in that photo.....

  13. Mark

    Re: Hur hur hur

    Yeah, but their young great tits. Paedo! Burn him!!!

    <fair cop>

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Doesn't this contravine...

    the Extreme porn bill...I guess there's even innuendo in the use of the word "bill".

    I'm right now writing a letter to my MP about the BBC dangerously flouting the law like this....

    Paris...well...oh damn, I've just contraviened myself...

  15. Anonymous John
    Paris Hilton


    blue tits don't cope well with the cold. How else could the headline have been phrased?

    Paris, because she's got..........

  16. Adrian Pickering

    My favourite headline

    One to tell your wife:

  17. Colin Guthrie

    It's even got....

    .... pictures of naked birds on it!

  18. Neil Porter


    I said Egg! Bring back TMWRNJ!

    In South Africa they have a bird called the Secretary Bird which has long legs and eats snakes. I've seen one, and they swallow!

  19. Adrian Pickering

    Neil Porter

    Best post ever.

    Hens lay eggs!

  20. Pete

    Our wonderful language

    According to that ever-useful source of information, Wikipedia, in the South West of England the Blue Tit is nick-named "Little Billy Biter". It's fortunate that I have a big billy.

  21. Slaine
    Paris Hilton

    avian coastal alternative

    rather fond of the ocassional "shag" myself.

  22. Les Matthew
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    Raised a chuckle

    when I saw it listed in last nights BBC RSS feed.

  23. Cherry Black

    @Neil Porter

    You want the moon on a stick! The MOON ON A STICK!

  24. Neil Porter


    All this TMWRNJ talk has got me in a flap. Flap like a birds wing.

    Mines the one with a Corrs shrine in the inside pocket

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OMG climate change is doing this

    Few seem to have remarked on what AGW might do for beach life.

    // I'll just get my thong

  26. Sweep

    Bunch of bustards

    Wind-fucker is an old country name for the kestrel, apparently. I always thought mouse-fucker would be more appropriate.

  27. Anonymous Coward
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    I saw this on the BBC yesterday...

    ...and immediatly new I'd be on El Reg today. Good work.

  28. Richard

    Reading further down the article...

    there is a subheading: Different strokes

    Surely they're taking the piss!

  29. Eponymous Cowherd


    This from a channel that created a kids TV programme featuring a character called 'king stupid.

  30. Tkirk

    You dropped these...

    Hands Jezza a bag containing an 'e', a 'k' and a 't'

    My hubby was slightly disappointed when he clicked on that headline. At least he got a chuckle out of it :)

  31. J
    Paris Hilton

    Cope well?

    Damn, they CAUSE warming, I'd say!

    Hers are not really that great, but will do in a pinch...

  32. DAN*tastik

    It's Britney

    ...female of the canine kind!

    ps: let me ask you again - when are we getting our Britney icon???

  33. Anonymous Coward

    It makes a change...

    ...To see a BBC News Site headline that makes sense.

    I wish they would employ journalists and editors that actually speak English.

    Rant over, going back to sniggering now ...

  34. Steven Swenson

    Great Tits,

    Make bird watching fun again.

  35. Mr Larrington
    Paris Hilton

    Not quite up to the standard...

    ... of "Dr Fuchs off to Antarctica", but still pretty good.

    Pasris, because, well, obvious really.

  36. Danforth

    Another BBC headline...

    ...that made me laugh - in reference to two government ministers:

    AFAIK the headlines used on the website are the same as the ones used on Ceefax so perhaps there's a character limit that occasionally throws these up by accident... but personally I suspect someone at the BBC is trying to sneak silly headlines past the editor.

  37. Mr Larrington
    Paris Hilton

    BBC Devon...

    ...had one which read "Mass debate over mobile phone masts". Sadly it didn't stay there long.

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