28 July 2008

Spellcheck Wisdom (Accidental)

From an AP item in The Truth:
"It [an empty prison north of Baghdad] holds something else: a chronicle of U.S. government waste, misguided planning and construction shortcuts costing $40 million and stretching back to the American overseers who replaced Sadism Hussies" (my emphasis).
While not exactly the anagram game, the moniker is intriguing given some of America's the US's track record of running prisons located in Iraq. Come to think of it, maybe it's best that there are no prisoners held in this one.

Since a search of the AP Archive (whether past 7 days or archived material) reveals no results for "Sadism Hussies," and since the only two Google results are to a letter to the editor from the Eastern Daily Press (UK) and the Mediawatch blog of Radio New Zealand, and since The Truth's copy editing is known to be a bit adventurous, I'm inclined to place the credit for this misadventure in The Truth's lap.

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