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Silly season

Posted by Bob on August 15, 2003

In Reply to: Silly season posted by ESC on August 15, 2003

: : In August in the UK lots of us are on holiday and the newspapers don't have so much real news to print. They resort to trawling around for trivia - "June babies have a higher risk of anorexia" and the like. Do other countries call this the 'silly season' or is it just us?

: : By the way, don't worry if your birthday is in June - that story was sillier than most.

: Johnny Carson (U.S. night-time talk show host) used to say that all the time: "It's the silly season."

Professional golf has the "silly season" in the winter, after the tournaments, when "The Skins Game" and gimmicky "challenges" are staged for television.