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I Think I Can See Where You're Going Wrong

Wise and Witty Comments From Guardian Readers

ed Marc Burrows

Guardian web site articles get 47,000 comments a day.

A reader is taken from the viewpoint of the initial writer, has those opinions reinforced, questioned and joked about by informed and uninformed readers, is often blind-sided by a factor comment only marginally relevant, and generally has their day enriched, just that little bit.

In the past, this simply didn't exist. The only way to argue with the writer was via the letters to the editor page. New idea that the reader could be involved in the process, that it could be a conversation rather than a broadcast.


... you shouldn't be allowed to write about food, unless it's on the wall at McDonalds, in your favourite coloured crayon.

Suppose we allow the poor to eat middle-class food fascists. This will improve their diet, adding protein that has been raised on the highest quality lentils.

Poundland toilet rolls make perfectly good organic bread substitutes.

I know someone who once (drank a soy latte) and six years later their car got stolen.

I recommend 6 to 8 glasses of homeopathy a day. It'll do wonders for your complexion.

(After article on masturbation) Can we have a large print version of this article please?

My uncle lived to 115 and all he ever ate was smug vegans. he said they tasted stringy and bitter.

On on two diets. One wasn't giving me enough food.

There's plenty of other planets to ruin after this one. The technology to take us there will be ready in about 40 years, by which time I will be dead. So i"m doing my best to use up my share while I can.

What about ethical shoplifting, how's that doing? Just because I'm skint doesn't mean I don't have ethics you know.

Feeding 5000 people with two fish and five loaves isn't really that impressive. Whale sharks can wiegh 20 tons, so getting thousands of decent-sized portions out of them is straightforward. The loaves presumably went into some kind of breadcrumb batter.

As a hobbyist pig finisher ....

If someone is being rude to you, just imagine them naked. It won't stop them, but it will put you in a better mood.

The only person everyone in my family likes is the dog.

Airline employees were so much more agreeable back when they were all drunk.

What happens below sea level, stays below sea level.

I think Lance should be applauded for winning the Tour while on drugs. When I took that many drugs I couldn't even find my bike.

I liked that sort of wrestling where fat, bearded, middle-aged men in one-piece bathing suits jumped on each other and the grannies in the audience tried to join in.

Everyone in NZ has to agree to 'Like' the ABs or they're not allowed a Facebook account.

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