You’ve Got to Be, Um, ‘Kidding’ Me

I was going to go with a ‘truer’ word than ‘kidding’ but this is a family-friendly blog.

You see, the reason for this mini-post is something I noticed in last Friday’s International NY Times. (Honestly, I preferred it when it was called the International Herald Tribune, but branding is everything these days). I had finished the crossword puzzle and was skimming through the news when I came upon the Corrections paragraph. Normally, these corrections involve fixing the spelling of someone’s name or an editing error that left out a sentence (or paragraph) or two.

This, this particular correction though was something quite different and was the first time I had ever seen a particular word – and a description of it – used in the Times (or the old IHT). Here is the page with the Corrections:

The original page - the Corrections notice is at the bottom right.

The original page – the Corrections notice is at the bottom right.

And here is just the Corrections notice:

The first Correction is the fun one.

The first Correction is the fun one.

Glad to know that bald eagles have white poop (bald poop?). And I can sleep easier knowing – definitively – that the purple stain on my car is from a vegetarian bird.

Truly “All The News That’s Sh…, er, Fit to Print.”

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The stories of a 'never out of the country until we moved to France' American.
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