Ledes We Love

June 17, 2010

In journalism a lede (also spelled “lead”; rhymes with “need”) is the first sentence or paragraph of a newspaper story, and they’re commonly used to give the major facts or mood of the story to come. And sometimes they can be more fun than the story itself. Like this one:

A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

We’re no fans of puppy-hurling, of course, but ay carumba, that’s funny.