Louise Amey, 47, died after choking on a pickled onion as her partner tried to save her

Bournemouth Echo: Woman choked to death on a pickled onion as partner tried to save her Woman choked to death on a pickled onion as partner tried to save her

A WOMAN choked to death on a pickled onion as her horrified partner tried to save her, an inquest heard.

Louise Amey turned blue and fell to the floor ‘like a sack of potatoes’ after the onion got stuck in her throat as she watched TV.

Dorset coroner Sheriff Payne heard partner Mark Sanderson describe how 47-year-old Ms Amey turned blue despite his frantic attempts to help her.

Paramedics continued to try to save her life and removed the onion from her throat but by the time she arrived at Poole Hospital she had suffered a cardiac arrest and catastrophic brain injuries.

Mr Sanderson said he and his partner were watching Dancing on Ice at 8.30pm on Sunday, March 9 when the pickled onion lodged in her throat.

He said: “She stood up and I noticed she was breathing very faintly. “She was turning blue.

“I had noticed there was a jar of pickled onions on the side. She collapsed on me and I tried everything I could to revive her.

“She went down like a sack of potatoes.”

Mr Sanderson, who had been Ms Amey’s partner for more than six years, added: “She had a heart of gold. It was heart-breaking to see it happen in front of me.

“It was just a freak accident – it’s so hard to deal with.”

The Bournemouth inquest was told Ms Amey, of Ringwood Road, Poole, had worked for Tesco for 24 years and was well-known and well-liked.

She died in Poole Hospital five days after the incident and Mr Payne recorded a verdict of accidental death.

The cause of her death was recorded as bronchial pneumonia, due to brain damage, due to choking.

 

DR Shelley Carter, pictured left, a GP based at the Providence surgery in Boscombe, said choking is more common than people realise.
 

“In adults it almost always happens while eating, or chewing gum. Getting familiar with what to do in the situation where someone is choking is possible for most people and may be life saving,” she explains.
 

“Children and babies can also choke on small objects put in their mouths. In my experience, boiled sweets in particular can be easily inhaled and should be avoided,” she says.
 

“Other simple measures such as keeping small objects out of reach of babies and small children, and avoiding eating while on the go are sensible bits of advice.”
 

If choking becomes severe, the person will not be able to speak or cry, cough or breathe. Without help they will eventually become unconscious.
 

Full advice on what to do in the event of someone choking is available on the NHS Choices website. Always call 999 in an emergency.

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5:43am Wed 14 May 14

we-shall-see says...

Why a pic of a jar of pickled onions? Everyone knows what they look like and IMO the pic is in very bad taste under the circumstances :o/
Why a pic of a jar of pickled onions? Everyone knows what they look like and IMO the pic is in very bad taste under the circumstances :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 115

6:02am Wed 14 May 14

Understated says...

" The cause of her death was recorded as bronchial pneumonia, due to brain damage, due to choking. " im probably reading this wrong. but it suggests that choking caused brain damage and then bronchial pneumonia.

surely the last two were less likely to be what caused this, choking was the culprit

very sad story. shouldnt happen to anyone
" The cause of her death was recorded as bronchial pneumonia, due to brain damage, due to choking. " im probably reading this wrong. but it suggests that choking caused brain damage and then bronchial pneumonia. surely the last two were less likely to be what caused this, choking was the culprit very sad story. shouldnt happen to anyone Understated
  • Score: -5

7:12am Wed 14 May 14

Huey says...

That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again.
If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided.
Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub. Huey
  • Score: -41

7:25am Wed 14 May 14

Jo__Go says...

Really, Echo? A picture of a jar of pickled onions? Appalling and tactless!!!
Really, Echo? A picture of a jar of pickled onions? Appalling and tactless!!! Jo__Go
  • Score: 90

7:40am Wed 14 May 14

Bournefre says...

Why is this a story in the newspaper?
Are we supposed to boycott pickled onions to prevent it happening to anyone else?
Maybe voting UKIP would help?
Why is this a story in the newspaper? Are we supposed to boycott pickled onions to prevent it happening to anyone else? Maybe voting UKIP would help? Bournefre
  • Score: -12

8:13am Wed 14 May 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Seriously Echo you need a reality check for using that picture of a jar of pickles and I would strongly recommend you remove it.
Deepest condolences to her family and friends. Seriously Echo you need a reality check for using that picture of a jar of pickles and I would strongly recommend you remove it. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 59

9:51am Wed 14 May 14

Sick_of_Ants says...

Jo__Go wrote:
Really, Echo? A picture of a jar of pickled onions? Appalling and tactless!!!
They had to put the picture of pickled onions up, because non of us would have known what they were otherwise ;)
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: Really, Echo? A picture of a jar of pickled onions? Appalling and tactless!!![/p][/quote]They had to put the picture of pickled onions up, because non of us would have known what they were otherwise ;) Sick_of_Ants
  • Score: 9

10:27am Wed 14 May 14

Dorsetbaby says...

don't really think you should have this open to comment.
don't really think you should have this open to comment. Dorsetbaby
  • Score: 22

10:47am Wed 14 May 14

BournemouthMum says...

Huey wrote:
That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again.
If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided.
Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 6

11:14am Wed 14 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them, rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -19

11:18am Wed 14 May 14

rozmister says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,
You can choke on pretty small pieces of food, they just need to get lodged at a certain angle in your throat causing you to struggle to breath. I'm sure you could choke on a cocktail onion even if it's less likely than a full sized one.
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,[/p][/quote]You can choke on pretty small pieces of food, they just need to get lodged at a certain angle in your throat causing you to struggle to breath. I'm sure you could choke on a cocktail onion even if it's less likely than a full sized one. rozmister
  • Score: 10

11:18am Wed 14 May 14

RM says...

Sad, sad story - and so very easy to happen. RIP Mrs Amey, Sincere condolences to Mr Sanderson & other family & friends.
Sad, sad story - and so very easy to happen. RIP Mrs Amey, Sincere condolences to Mr Sanderson & other family & friends. RM
  • Score: 19

11:27am Wed 14 May 14

lilacfloyd says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote:
That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again.
If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided.
Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
Quote from BournemouthMum a few weeks back:-

"Almost all choking incidences involve meat. As a (healthy) vegetarian who hasn't touched a morsel of meat for over 12 years I have to wonder whether humans have evolved away from eating meat - maybe we're not meant to eat it anymore since it causes so many health problems"
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]Quote from BournemouthMum a few weeks back:- "Almost all choking incidences involve meat. As a (healthy) vegetarian who hasn't touched a morsel of meat for over 12 years I have to wonder whether humans have evolved away from eating meat - maybe we're not meant to eat it anymore since it causes so many health problems" lilacfloyd
  • Score: 15

11:40am Wed 14 May 14

lungman says...

I feel the term used “She went down like a sack of potatoes.” was totally inappropriate even though her partner may have used it, it did not need to be printed.. Very tact-less
I feel the term used “She went down like a sack of potatoes.” was totally inappropriate even though her partner may have used it, it did not need to be printed.. Very tact-less lungman
  • Score: 5

11:40am Wed 14 May 14

Huey says...

rozmister wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,
You can choke on pretty small pieces of food, they just need to get lodged at a certain angle in your throat causing you to struggle to breath. I'm sure you could choke on a cocktail onion even if it's less likely than a full sized one.
They are spherical and small so cannot get lodged in the throat, plus a good cough will send them shooting out like a musketball.
I say - ban the full size pickled onions to prevent further tragedies like this.
One death is one too many.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,[/p][/quote]You can choke on pretty small pieces of food, they just need to get lodged at a certain angle in your throat causing you to struggle to breath. I'm sure you could choke on a cocktail onion even if it's less likely than a full sized one.[/p][/quote]They are spherical and small so cannot get lodged in the throat, plus a good cough will send them shooting out like a musketball. I say - ban the full size pickled onions to prevent further tragedies like this. One death is one too many. Huey
  • Score: -16

11:44am Wed 14 May 14

Huey says...

lilacfloyd wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
Quote from BournemouthMum a few weeks back:- "Almost all choking incidences involve meat. As a (healthy) vegetarian who hasn't touched a morsel of meat for over 12 years I have to wonder whether humans have evolved away from eating meat - maybe we're not meant to eat it anymore since it causes so many health problems"
hahahaha good one
[quote][p][bold]lilacfloyd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]Quote from BournemouthMum a few weeks back:- "Almost all choking incidences involve meat. As a (healthy) vegetarian who hasn't touched a morsel of meat for over 12 years I have to wonder whether humans have evolved away from eating meat - maybe we're not meant to eat it anymore since it causes so many health problems"[/p][/quote]hahahaha good one Huey
  • Score: -8

11:53am Wed 14 May 14

hamworthygirl says...

Bournefre wrote:
Why is this a story in the newspaper?
Are we supposed to boycott pickled onions to prevent it happening to anyone else?
Maybe voting UKIP would help?
I would think its to warn people that choking on ANY food can be fatal. Its so sad poor family my thoughts with them all.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Why is this a story in the newspaper? Are we supposed to boycott pickled onions to prevent it happening to anyone else? Maybe voting UKIP would help?[/p][/quote]I would think its to warn people that choking on ANY food can be fatal. Its so sad poor family my thoughts with them all. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Wed 14 May 14

KLH says...

My sympathies obviously with this lady's family.

Commonplace, though, when someone has died as a result of a foodstuff for the foodstuff in question to be shown in an accompanying photo. Happens a lot in the media, nothing wrong or unusual about it.

I wish I could eat pickled onions, but owing to an oesophageal problem I have, each swallow is like swallowing a hot coal so unless I am feeling particularly brave I leave them alone!
My sympathies obviously with this lady's family. Commonplace, though, when someone has died as a result of a foodstuff for the foodstuff in question to be shown in an accompanying photo. Happens a lot in the media, nothing wrong or unusual about it. I wish I could eat pickled onions, but owing to an oesophageal problem I have, each swallow is like swallowing a hot coal so unless I am feeling particularly brave I leave them alone! KLH
  • Score: -1

12:44pm Wed 14 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?
A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore? Minty Fresh
  • Score: 7

12:57pm Wed 14 May 14

jpm2067 says...

It appalls me when a newspaper gets too close to the line in the hope their headline attracts readers for the wrong reason.

So Echo - why did you feel the need to include 'on a pickled onion' in your headline? Actually let me answer that for you....you wanted to include it so you could add a little humour to encourage readers to indulge in a serious and sad story - if you had left it out, whilst still a sad piece to read, it wouldn't have attracted or been as interesting to others.

And the picture?....words fail me.
It appalls me when a newspaper gets too close to the line in the hope their headline attracts readers for the wrong reason. So Echo - why did you feel the need to include 'on a pickled onion' in your headline? Actually let me answer that for you....you wanted to include it so you could add a little humour to encourage readers to indulge in a serious and sad story - if you had left it out, whilst still a sad piece to read, it wouldn't have attracted or been as interesting to others. And the picture?....words fail me. jpm2067
  • Score: 11

1:10pm Wed 14 May 14

In Absentia says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?
The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all?
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?[/p][/quote]The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all? In Absentia
  • Score: 13

1:29pm Wed 14 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

There may be the vast majority of the e.u migrants here that dont know what a pickled onion is or what it looks like.

A picture therefore prevents not showing them and therefore racism.

What about the deaf, lets not exclude them aswell.

However you try and wrangle it, a jar of pickled onions is an innocent item. The people getting worked up about them need some therapy.
There may be the vast majority of the e.u migrants here that dont know what a pickled onion is or what it looks like. A picture therefore prevents not showing them and therefore racism. What about the deaf, lets not exclude them aswell. However you try and wrangle it, a jar of pickled onions is an innocent item. The people getting worked up about them need some therapy. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -18

1:38pm Wed 14 May 14

francisco pereira says...

Very sad story. My heart and prays go to the family. In summary and after a lot of silly comments and replies, the important thing to retain and analyse is the lack of knowledge of the public in general about what to do in a situation like this. The Heimlich Manouver is a very important procedure that has saved many lifes. Google it and learn, it may save the life of a loved one in the future. The Echo, instead of showing a jar of pickles should have mentioned this procedure, that would have been good journalism....
Very sad story. My heart and prays go to the family. In summary and after a lot of silly comments and replies, the important thing to retain and analyse is the lack of knowledge of the public in general about what to do in a situation like this. The Heimlich Manouver is a very important procedure that has saved many lifes. Google it and learn, it may save the life of a loved one in the future. The Echo, instead of showing a jar of pickles should have mentioned this procedure, that would have been good journalism.... francisco pereira
  • Score: 15

1:49pm Wed 14 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

In Absentia wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?
The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all?
I completely agree. This newspaper has not been the same since the late Neal Butterworth was in charge. Does anyone actually know who the current part time Editor Toby Whatshisname even looks like? An Editor should stamp his authority on a publication and be seen out and about in the community and not be more or less anonymous.
[quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?[/p][/quote]The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all?[/p][/quote]I completely agree. This newspaper has not been the same since the late Neal Butterworth was in charge. Does anyone actually know who the current part time Editor Toby Whatshisname even looks like? An Editor should stamp his authority on a publication and be seen out and about in the community and not be more or less anonymous. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 10

1:50pm Wed 14 May 14

Teasel says...

Lets stop and think for a minute on how awful this is.
How will silly comments help the poor family and friends of this lady?
Lets not forget she has died and left a giant space in peoples hearts.
This site is being used for stupid cruel comments because you think you're being funny.
Look at the person next to you, a work collegue, a family member, a friend, and imagine how you would feel if you saw this happenning and were powerless to help.
Think people - think!!!
Lets stop and think for a minute on how awful this is. How will silly comments help the poor family and friends of this lady? Lets not forget she has died and left a giant space in peoples hearts. This site is being used for stupid cruel comments because you think you're being funny. Look at the person next to you, a work collegue, a family member, a friend, and imagine how you would feel if you saw this happenning and were powerless to help. Think people - think!!! Teasel
  • Score: 17

2:47pm Wed 14 May 14

Preston North End says...

Rather than add to the debate on whether using a picture of a jar of pickled onions in this item is in the best possible taste, here's a link to the NHS's first aid guidance for choking: http://www.nhs.uk/ch
q/pages/2301.aspx?Ca
tegoryID=72&SubCateg
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Rather than add to the debate on whether using a picture of a jar of pickled onions in this item is in the best possible taste, here's a link to the NHS's first aid guidance for choking: http://www.nhs.uk/ch q/pages/2301.aspx?Ca tegoryID=72&SubCateg oryID=722 Preston North End
  • Score: 8

6:24pm Wed 14 May 14

cazzia says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Huey wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.
It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.
You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,
not true !!,of course its possible to choke on cocktail onions,they don't dissolve and are small enough to inhale and Im a first aider by the way.
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: That poor man probably never wants to see a jar of pickled onions again. If only she had stuck to silver skin cocktail onions this could have been avoided. Same thing nearly happened to a relative of mine back in the 80s whilst enjoying a ploughmans in the pub.[/p][/quote]It's possible to choke on ANY food - even soft foods like grapes or cherries. Fool.[/p][/quote]You cant choke on cocktail onions they are too small. Unless you try gargling with them,[/p][/quote]not true !!,of course its possible to choke on cocktail onions,they don't dissolve and are small enough to inhale and Im a first aider by the way. cazzia
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Wed 14 May 14

Yankee1 says...

So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad.

So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......?
So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad. So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......? Yankee1
  • Score: -3

7:59pm Wed 14 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Jane Reader what a class act you are .did you allow the photo to summarize your your lower order journalistic standards .perhaps when this rag reports Your demise they will show a photo of a Thrush
Jane Reader what a class act you are .did you allow the photo to summarize your your lower order journalistic standards .perhaps when this rag reports Your demise they will show a photo of a Thrush kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

8:13pm Wed 14 May 14

Huey says...

Yankee1 wrote:
So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad.

So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......?
Maybe all food can have a warning on it to chew properly just in case people forget to do so. And pickled onions could be licenced, like firearms and televisions.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad. So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......?[/p][/quote]Maybe all food can have a warning on it to chew properly just in case people forget to do so. And pickled onions could be licenced, like firearms and televisions. Huey
  • Score: -3

9:14pm Wed 14 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Huey wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad.

So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......?
Maybe all food can have a warning on it to chew properly just in case people forget to do so. And pickled onions could be licenced, like firearms and televisions.
Really, I know my .243 needs a licence but I've had a TV since 1969 and nobody so far has told me a licence is needed.

I think you may be joking here, ha ha hee hee and suchlike.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: So sad. Yet most of our endings will be sad. So, can we expect a 'warning' on jars of pickled eggs, onions, gherkins......?[/p][/quote]Maybe all food can have a warning on it to chew properly just in case people forget to do so. And pickled onions could be licenced, like firearms and televisions.[/p][/quote]Really, I know my .243 needs a licence but I've had a TV since 1969 and nobody so far has told me a licence is needed. I think you may be joking here, ha ha hee hee and suchlike. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

9:55pm Wed 14 May 14

cest vrai says...

Ok. Very sad but please what has the Echo become. Being of a certain age I can clearly remember the first few issues of the Sunday Sport. You know what I mean. Elvis seen on the moon or woman makes love with pepperoni pizza.

echo has plunged to new depths with the Sunday sportesque headline and image. Poor show
Ok. Very sad but please what has the Echo become. Being of a certain age I can clearly remember the first few issues of the Sunday Sport. You know what I mean. Elvis seen on the moon or woman makes love with pepperoni pizza. echo has plunged to new depths with the Sunday sportesque headline and image. Poor show cest vrai
  • Score: 1

11:26pm Wed 14 May 14

Huey says...

cest vrai wrote:
Ok. Very sad but please what has the Echo become. Being of a certain age I can clearly remember the first few issues of the Sunday Sport. You know what I mean. Elvis seen on the moon or woman makes love with pepperoni pizza.

echo has plunged to new depths with the Sunday sportesque headline and image. Poor show
No, the echo is in touch with humanity.
Pickled onions, are for many, a part of everyday life.
That is why people are commenting, they can empathise.
This has surely raised awareness.
[quote][p][bold]cest vrai[/bold] wrote: Ok. Very sad but please what has the Echo become. Being of a certain age I can clearly remember the first few issues of the Sunday Sport. You know what I mean. Elvis seen on the moon or woman makes love with pepperoni pizza. echo has plunged to new depths with the Sunday sportesque headline and image. Poor show[/p][/quote]No, the echo is in touch with humanity. Pickled onions, are for many, a part of everyday life. That is why people are commenting, they can empathise. This has surely raised awareness. Huey
  • Score: -11

11:53pm Wed 14 May 14

ragj195 says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
In Absentia wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?
The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all?
I completely agree. This newspaper has not been the same since the late Neal Butterworth was in charge. Does anyone actually know who the current part time Editor Toby Whatshisname even looks like? An Editor should stamp his authority on a publication and be seen out and about in the community and not be more or less anonymous.
The irony in discussing why local newspapers go out of business on the free website of our local newspaper. What do you expect when you pay nothing?

You get what you pay.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A very sad story but yet again the Echo make themselves look ridiculous by showing a jar of pickled onions! For heaven's sake why do that? Do us readers not know what a pickled onion looks like? Does the Editor actually proof read this rag anymore?[/p][/quote]The picture on the front cover of the actual paper is even worse. The Echo really has started to reach the depths under its current editorship. No wonder local newspapers are going out of business. Is there nobody at this newspaper with any decorum at all?[/p][/quote]I completely agree. This newspaper has not been the same since the late Neal Butterworth was in charge. Does anyone actually know who the current part time Editor Toby Whatshisname even looks like? An Editor should stamp his authority on a publication and be seen out and about in the community and not be more or less anonymous.[/p][/quote]The irony in discussing why local newspapers go out of business on the free website of our local newspaper. What do you expect when you pay nothing? You get what you pay. ragj195
  • Score: 0

11:58pm Wed 14 May 14

HiGene says...

A jar of pickled onions, yesterday.
A jar of pickled onions, yesterday. HiGene
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11:58pm Wed 14 May 14

ragj195 says...

Everyone should know how to do an emergency DIY tracheostomy. A bit of skin and cartilage is all there is between life and death.
Everyone should know how to do an emergency DIY tracheostomy. A bit of skin and cartilage is all there is between life and death. ragj195
  • Score: 1

7:41am Thu 15 May 14

Hawkstone says...

Has the Echo no compassion ? If they had bothered to do any research they would know that this poor woman's son is in the middle of his GCSE exams. Was it necessary to plaster this all over the paper at this time? He and his family have had enought to deal with without the Echo disrupting what is already a very stressful time. I am appalled by the sensationalist reporting that the reporters constantly lower themselves to. This is a local informative newspaper not the Sun !!!!!! A simple autopsy report later in the year would have sufficed if indeed that was necessary at all.
Has the Echo no compassion ? If they had bothered to do any research they would know that this poor woman's son is in the middle of his GCSE exams. Was it necessary to plaster this all over the paper at this time? He and his family have had enought to deal with without the Echo disrupting what is already a very stressful time. I am appalled by the sensationalist reporting that the reporters constantly lower themselves to. This is a local informative newspaper not the Sun !!!!!! A simple autopsy report later in the year would have sufficed if indeed that was necessary at all. Hawkstone
  • Score: 4

4:07pm Tue 20 May 14

Tom_BH2 says...

Ah, so that's what pickled onions look like!
Ah, so that's what pickled onions look like! Tom_BH2
  • Score: -1

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