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Lurid headline
12/52 for the group 2017 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: L is for Lurid

The Daily Mail is well known for its lurid headlines. Now they seem to be trying to link Google to terrorism, though it would be a very stupid terrorist who needed a manual to tell them how to run people over with a car...

Lurid headline
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karinfromnosund From: karinfromnosund Date: March 24th, 2017 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read Lurid as Lund... (which is a town in southern Sweden)

Seeing headline like that makes me very concerned about the people who write them.
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: March 25th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It also means puffin in old Norse- hence the island name Lundy.
karinfromnosund From: karinfromnosund Date: March 25th, 2017 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, interesting! Puffin is actually "lunnefågel" in Swedish.

And "lund" means "grove", as well, which may be the origin of the town's name (a sacrificial grove).
aulus_poliutos From: aulus_poliutos Date: March 26th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
In German, they're called Papageientaucher - parrot divers.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: March 25th, 2017 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
...it would be a very stupid terrorist who needed a manual to tell them how to run people over with a car...

And the Daily Mail to tell them where to find that manual.

*sighs*
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