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Is The Guardian an actual newspaper?

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MsAmerica Wed 02-Nov-16 18:06:08

Could someone tell me, is The Guardian an actual physical paper newspaper, or is it only an online website?

I thought this might be a good place to ask.

kirinm Wed 02-Nov-16 18:06:27

Yes it's an actual paper.

FrizzyNoodles Wed 02-Nov-16 18:07:23

It's an actual paper but it does gradually get thinner. Also the observer on a Sunday.

claig Wed 02-Nov-16 18:07:33

Good question, I have been wondering if the Guardian is a newspaper for a long time myself.

It does have a physical paper as well as being online.

FrizzyNoodles Wed 02-Nov-16 18:08:17

It has been getting thinner the last few years - not in your hands. ( my post above was a bit weird!)

YokoUhOh Wed 02-Nov-16 18:10:06

OP here's a pic and everything...

ImperialBlether Wed 02-Nov-16 18:10:40

Is this a serious question?

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Wed 02-Nov-16 18:13:10

It's been an actual newspaper since 1821!

It was originally the Manchester Guardian, and in the online archive you can read as it reports on the Chartists in the 1840s, the cotton famines of the 1860s, the casualties of the First World War and the Manchester fundraising to support them...

It's an amazing archive.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Wed 02-Nov-16 18:14:17

History of the Guardian

VoyageOfDad Wed 02-Nov-16 18:14:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YokoUhOh Wed 02-Nov-16 18:22:39

Possibly OP isn't from the UK so would only know the online version of the Graun

eddiemairswife Wed 02-Nov-16 18:25:18

It's a lovely newspaper that I had delivered for decades until the newsagent closed about a year ago. Since then I've had to get used to reading it and doing the crossword on-line.

MsAmerica Wed 02-Nov-16 23:06:00

Thanks so much. Just fact-checking so I don't make a mistake.

BreakWindandFire Thu 03-Nov-16 20:08:11

Are you mistaking it for the Independent, which was a physical newspaper, but which is now online only?

bertsdinner Sat 05-Nov-16 17:20:20

Out of interest, why do people call it the Graun or Grauniad? Is it just a nickname or does it have meaning? I see this a lot in CIF comments and have often wondered.

RaisingSteam Sat 05-Nov-16 17:22:01

Grauniad The Guardian was historically notorious for its spelling and other mistakes.

claig Sat 05-Nov-16 17:23:02

'Out of interest, why do people call it the Graun or Grauniad?'

Good question. Is it something to do with readers groaning when they read its articles? Interested to know why.

gratefully Sat 05-Nov-16 17:24:42

OP are you British?

PrettyBotanicals Mon 07-Nov-16 19:24:14

Private Eye started the 'Grauniad' business in the 70/80s I believe as a piss take over the shocking spelling mistakes littering its then admirable pages.

Even my socialist dad doesn't bother these days, fed up with its well-spelled,elitist, metrocentric, narrow and insultingly obvious SJW agenda and ghastly virtue signalling Take a Break type writing.

<Nostalgic donkey jacket wearing sigh>

YokoUhOh Tue 08-Nov-16 10:16:25

Yes, the Grauniad is what Private Eye called it back in the day, like Pretty said.

Nowadays, the writers are less of the Dave Spart school and more like The Eye's Controversial New Columnist (a baby).

I still read it

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