Thursday, March 10, 2005

"Typing error causes nuclear scare"

This is why the world needs good copy editors. Who knew a steno could find him/herself at the center of a minor international crisis?

Sort of reminds me of the Ali G bit where he's asking some dignitary (I think) whether it isn't a bit dangerous to have Iran and Iraq start with the same three letters. What if some general is talking on the phone -- he postulates (speaking in his faux rapper slang) -- and the connection cuts out just as he's telling the guy next to the button, "Let's bomb Ira-," and then we bomb the wrong country?

Except that -- somehow -- Ali-G's scenario is just a little less funny.

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