A local man has contacted The Watsonia Bugle to suggest that 80% of our articles start with the words “Local man”. Regular reader Simon O’Connell made the claims earlier this week after reportedly following us for the last year or so.

A quick scan of our homepage suggests that O’Connell has a mild point, but his estimate of 80% is both incorrect and insulting. Recent articles have included the terms “Local cricket fan”, “Local woman”, “Local dad”, “Local dog” and “Local renegade”.

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