Thursday, January 17, 2008

Breaking News

Survey shows that children of all ages hate clowns

From correspondents in London

January 16, 2008 12:06pm

BAD news for Coco and Blinko - children don't like clowns and even older kids are frightened of them.

The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who examined how to improve the decor of children's wards in hospitals.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all of the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

"As adults we make assumptions about what works for children," said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.


"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."


9 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

Don't tell Mighty D this ... it'll break his heart. Wait. On second thought, I'LL tell him!

puerileuwaite said...

(p.s. - Holy crap! Did Cheney REALLY kill an Eagle?)

leelee said...

LOL Pug....ya know...I thought of Mighty D immediately when I read this news, but don't know him well enough.

Dick Cheney is capable of killing us all.

Pink said...

Clowns suck.

Look what they've done to the pug's frustrated ambition!
xx
pinks

leelee said...

Hey Pinks!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Do you think it's the clowns fault??

HUGS!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

John Wayne Gacey comes to mind...

leelee said...

Absolutely Phos.

elena jane said...

lol, i always knew there was a reason i didn't like clowns ;)

leelee said...

yes EJ..you are not alone