Unintentional Copy Hilarity

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Okay, kids! It’s time to play my favorite game! “Who screwed it up? The speaker, the reporter, or the spellchecker?”

Out of the Post’s (no doubt rushed to the web as breaking) coverage of the gay marriage vote by DC Council today comes the following:

“We are going to exercise our constitutional rights,” [Rev. Anthony] Evans said. “This is not a win today. This is an insignificant blimp that cannot become law until the process ends, and we are going to stop it in every way we can.”

So was it a typo that wasn’t caught by the spellchecker or the copy editor? Did the speaker mangle his words in his zeal, leaving the reporter and editor no choice but to report it as spoken? Anybody have a recording?

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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