Sweet & sour

How to read the royal tour news

HAL TENNANT June 20 1959
Sweet & sour

How to read the royal tour news

HAL TENNANT June 20 1959

How to read the royal tour news

Sweet & sour

(Authorized translations from the original Journalese)

Newspaper phrase: Meaning:

exclusive, eye-witness report......we flew over the garden party

with a pair of binoculars

a source close to the royal party......the cop who was keeping

the crowd back

went off without a hitch......the mayor remembered

to read his speech

informal greeting......the mayor forgot to read

his speech and just stammered

small, informal reception......the politicians managed to

keep out the social climbers

their first chance to meet......the social climbers managed to

ordinary citizens keep out the politicians

showing the first signs of fatigue......Philip fell asleep

during the mayor’s speech

first real glimpse of the......they reached a spot on the outskirts

Canadian countryside where the crowds were thinner

Philip graciously declined......he turned his back

the Queen and her Consort......Philip was trying to

smilingly exchanged murmurs persuade her to leave early

of admiration

were obliged to press on......they escaped

captured the hearts......some kids in the front row

of the townspeople got excited

thousands of cheering citizens......hundreds of people

hundreds of cheering citizens......dozens of people

a select group of townspeople......a dozen; the others were waiting

on the wrong platform

hordes of photographers......hordes of photographers

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