Another funny headline. …

This one from this morning’s Globe and Mail (one of Canada’s two national newspapers):

I got a bit of guff from over of my colleagues, who explained to me that the headline meant that the high jumper had surpassed expectations and had achieved the top of his field in winning the gold medal. 

Yes. I know. But if one has a saucy mind,  then this headline exposes a rather delicate turn of idiom suggesting success in the boudoir. 

Very appreciative of the G&M for the morning laugh, particularly in light of this subsequent headline from the BBC: “Olympic pole vault penis claim denied by Japan athlete Hiroki Ogita”.

You just can’t make this sort of thing up. 


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