Snobility. In London, a sensitive father ran a classified ad in the Times for a "sports car, preferably foreign, wanted for weekend by respectable middle-aged civil servant to raise son's status at preparatory school where most fathers have Jaguars."
Architrusty. In Florence, Ariz., J. J. Isbell was locked up in the city jail, soon noticed that the hinges on his cell door had been put on on the inside, pulled out the pins, pushed over the door and walked out.
Tirra-Lire-Lire. In Acqui, Italy, 1½-year-old Maurizio Pesce was fined 400 lire for excessive tootling of his father's auto horn.
Elementary. In Richmond, Va., Sherlock...