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Great Moments In Unclear Writing

Waves of Mourners Honor Reagan in D.C.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer

(snip…)
Donna Hand of Ashburn, Va., waited five hours to see the casket and spent
about three minutes inside. “It was a very moving experience for me. It was
very solemn,” Hand said. “It made you feel patriotic.”

(Pointed out by Brooke McEldowney on rec.arts.comics.strips. The AP has apparently corrected the text in the story since it first went out.)

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4 Comments

  1. it took me a minute to figure this one out, but I’m still giggling.

  2. Being as I live in Ashburn, VA and seeing these people I call neighbours… I can entirely picture that having been a potentially accurate statement… If it weren’t a state funeral and all…

  3. It’s the way my mind works (a cheap input parser), the unintended meaning was the first one I got. That has me giggling…

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