Proofreading is Crucial (or How Not to Get Laughed At)

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I found this entry in Drummond Moir’s book, Just My Typo:

“On 22 April, 2003, a closed captioning typist for ABC’s World News Tonight informed viewers that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was ‘in the hospital for an enlarged prostitute.’ Later that evening, viewers were advised that Mr. Greenspan was in fact having prostate problems.”

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One response to “Proofreading is Crucial (or How Not to Get Laughed At)

  1. Just how large was that prostitute, that she put Mr. Greenspan in the hospital?

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