February’s caption competition

4 February 2010 by Lisa

Painting of a man and a woman sitting by a table full of food.

What caption do you think fits?

Unless you are from Mars, you are probably aware that Valentines Day is coming up and to mark it I’ve chosen perhaps a slightly anti-romantic image for this month’s competition! Well things do get a bit too sickly-sweet this time of year don’t they?

So let’s go against all of that with this painting by Robert Walker Macbeth, called ‘Our first tiff’, which hangs in the Walker Art Gallery

To enter the competition, post a comment below to tell us what you think the caption should be for this image. The caption we think is funniest/quirkiest/most inventive will win this month’s prize!

The prize is a great book, ‘Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape’ edited by Ann Bukantas. The book offers a unique insight into Ben Johnson’s mammoth painting of the city of Liverpool that took three years to create.

You’ve only got a couple of weeks to enter – we will close the competition at the end of the day on Sunday 21 February. The winner will be announced the following week.

So put down your heart-shaped choccies and get thinking!

Please note: This is competition isn’t open to NML staff or their families. The judge’s decision is final. There’s no alternative prize. Please keep your suggestions tasteful!

  1. Anthony Hogan says:

    Darlin can you not use a hanky for your bogies

  2. Born Toulouse says:

    Look, just grow up, or I’ll stick this sugar lump where the sun doesn’t shine.

  3. Rob Pendragon says:

    When I asked if you wanted one lump or two, I was referring to your head

  4. Rob Falconer says:

    George well remembered the last time they had a tiff – he got a black eye and lost three teeth

  5. Dorothy Bowkett says:

    Alfred Nobel’s first tiff with his wife was when he blew up the dining-room walls

  6. Valerie says:

    Harry apologised to Wei immediately after she asked if tongs were named after the club her father was in

  7. George says:

    It says here that sugar is an aphrodisiac. lump or two dear.

  8. Anthony Hogan says:

    Roses are Red, Violets are Blue.
    How much sugar, one lump or two.

  9. Joanne says:

    "I should have listened to my father", says Juliet to Romeo.

  10. ken wilkinson says:

    "George,I know you`re annoyed with me,that paper you`re reading is upside down."_________________________Apologies for sending this again,not sure if you received the caption I sent.

  11. Sonya McConaghy says:

    "Say that again my dear and you won’t be reading the obituaries next week, you’ll be appearing in them!"

  12. Sophie Crowther says:

    "Diabetes…the silent killer"

  13. c brookes says:

    ‘I don’t know why you’re so upset, all i said was, re reading the result a hundred times won’t change the fact that Everton lost again’

  14. Steve Yates says:

    This was their 17th Valentine’s Day and she was allowing doubts to creep in:

    Why did they not read the morning paper together like they used to? Why didn’t they share each other’s food as in their courting days? Why did he no longer seem to care? And just who that woman behind him?

  15. john vaudrey says:

    Dearest, thats not tea stains on the newspaper. I have been trying to house-train the dog!

  16. Barry Villiers says:

    Make your mind up grumpy, one lump or two ?, this corsets killing me bending over like this.

  17. Geoffrey of Preston says:

    " Your floosy is here. shall I bring another cup?"

  18. Eddie B says:

    " It should be there dear. I wrote Snookums sends all her love to Cuddlebum on Valentines Day. "

  19. Laura Gould says:

    Wife: ‘Look! Buy one get one free on dog houses…sounds like a good investment to me!’

  20. Steven G says:

    Not even Violet’s offer of "the last Rolo" could atone for her mistake in leaving the morning newspaper un-ironed…

  21. Shamima Sultana says:

    Its a great site

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