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Newspaper Ad Seeking Companionship for a Single was Actually About a
Summary of the eRumor: The forwarded email talks about a singles ad
allegedly placed in the Atlanta Journal newspaper that said that a
"SINGLE BLACK FEMALE" sought companionship. The story says the phone
number turned out to be for the Atlanta Humane Society and the ad was
really for a dog. Fifteen-thousand calls were said to have been made to
The Truth: This story has circulated on
the Internet since about 2003 and has, to our knowledge, never been
Some versions say the
ad appeared "in a newspaper" without identifying which one.
Others versions have
inserted the names of various newspapers including one that started
appearing on the Internet in 2007 that said it was published in the
Atlanta Journal in Georgia. That one has generated calls to the Atlanta
Humane Society, mostly from people asking if it's really true, but the
Human Society said they did not place the ad and don't know who did.
Sometime along the way
someone added the picture of the dog.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This has to be one of the best singles
ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male
companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I' m a very good girl who LOVES to
play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck,
hunting, camping an d fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the
fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be
at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature
gave me. Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Daisy, I'll be waiting....
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