BBC BLOGS - Magazine Monitor
« Previous | Main | Next »

Punorama results

13:20 UK time, Tuesday, 13 February 2007

v.203.jpg

It's time for the Punorama results.

As ever, we gave you a story and you sent us punning headlines.

This week it was the heart-warming tale of photographer Jasin Boland, who gave his fiancee an early Valentine's present - a £500,000 house wrapped up in 5,000sq ft of paper decorated with giant hearts and 23 metres of pink ribbon.

"Last year I took her to dinner which wasn't much of a present. I thought I'd better do something special this year," he said.

His fiancee Maria said she was completely overwhelmed by the gift and he was "very cute" for making such an effort.

The romantics and cynics battled it out for honours. Ryan W and Minty warmed the heart with Casa-nova while Helene Parry was uplifting with Love storey, maybe prompted by the Magazine’s Faces of the Week.

Stig came up with Bricks and more-to-her and great female minds Anna Lilley, Sarah in Trieste and Candace got luvvy-duvvy with Heart to hearth.

Now the anti-Valentine entries. Grounds for divorce was from Kip, while Tom Knott and Niall Nugent had a snipe with Bradford and Blingley and Romancing the stone cladding respectively.

Credit to Simon Rooke for focusing on the wrapping rather than the house, with The Hallmark of approval.

But the winner, with To have and to leasehold, is Stella.

Also worth a mention but clearly pun-free is John Owen’s effort, which would be better suited for the caption comp: “What do you mean: It's the thought that counts?”

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.