Editor A: Shotgun.
Editor B: Really , is that what he used?
Editor A: Shotgun at a party. Gives a bad name to shotguns.
Reporter: Did you notice the copy desk took out the word “blast?”
Editor A: Why?
Reporter: They said it was insenstive. You know, weekend ends with “a blast?”
Editor A: Why is that insenseitive?
Reporter: I guess if you read between the lines like a copy editor you might consider that insensitive.
Editor A: I read between the lines all the time and I don’t mind that. I kind of like that.
(Another reporter, on phone: A political boondoggle? Hold on. The proposals… are… a political boondoggle… designed… to curry favor…yep, go on…)