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 Post subject: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:43 am 
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From Yahoo: News today:<p>"Nation Mourns the Death of Ronald Reagan"<p>Am I mistaken, or aren't you supposed to mourn a PERSON, not the death of that person? It sounds like the nation is sad the death is over. <p>And much more clear-cut, in the Washington Post Express:<p>Man Charged With Illegally Filming Under Teen's Shirt<p>A Virginia Beach man who was charged last month in Norfolk with ointing a video camera under a teenager's skirt has been charged with committing the same crime in Greenbrier Mall.<p>Well... was it the same crime or wasn't it? :o uch:<p>Jen


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:38 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Jen:
From Yahoo: News today:<p>"Nation Mourns the Death of Ronald Reagan"<p>Am I mistaken, or aren't you supposed to mourn a PERSON, not the death of that person? It sounds like the nation is sad the death is over. <p><hr></blockquote><p>You're right, of course. It's a common error. There is no excuse for letting it through.<p>[ June 07, 2004: Message edited by: blanp ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:52 am 
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I had to read this heading three times before I worked out that some Afghani wasn't p*ssed off about voting on a sunny day (it's been a long day):<p>Afghan attacks cloud free voting


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:33 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Lee:
I had to read this heading three times before I worked out that some Afghani wasn't p*ssed off about voting on a sunny day (it's been a long day):<p>Afghan attacks cloud free voting<hr></blockquote><p>
I'm surprised that you found it was a person, not a sun hater. An afghan is a rug or a weird looking dog, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:49 am 
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I was so far off the mark overall, what difference does that make? :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:58 am 
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An Afghan is a person, too. Afghani is a currency.


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 Post subject: Re: Two gems in one morning
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:32 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Tim Lawson:
An Afghan is a person, too. Afghani is a currency.<hr></blockquote><p>From your post to wire service editors' ears, I wish.


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