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Toronto Sun breaks pun density records: further evidence that the tabloid is written by our dad

Toronto Sun breaks pun density records: further evidence that the tabloid is written by our dad

The woman fighting for local homeowners’ right to keep live fowl on their property—known only as Toronto Chicken—is gaining support on city council. A plan is in the works to make backyard chickens legal, just like they are in other cities, and city councillor Joe Mihevc is on board. This is not a huge news story, but try telling that to the Toronto Sun, which put it on the front page and used the story as an excuse to run a series of chicken-related puns. To save readers time, we’ve compiled them here, from the egg-regious to the fowl.

In addition to the birdbrained headline “What the cluck?” and constantly calling the city Hogtown instead of Toronto (farm animals—we get it), we detected the following:

• “Backyard chickens: fair or fowl?” • “Hatching plans to make chickens legal in the city” • “Toronto chicken owner drumming up support to allow birds in city” • “One woman, three years into flouting Toronto’s anti-chicken bylaw, wishes that was the biggest issue on her plate when it comes to the banned backyard birds” • “[She] told the Sun she hopes councillors won’t stay chicken” • “About five Canadian communities have hatched plans to allow chickens” • “Not all councils think urban chickens are all they’re cracked up to be” • “Toronto Animal Services manager Eletta Purdy said backyard chickens ruffle feathers” • “Other cities seem to be flocking to the idea” • “The fact Toronto has yet to lift the ban sticks in the woman’s craw”

Backyard chickens: Fair or fowl? [Toronto Sun]

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