Thursday, August 31, 2006

Funny Post


Blogger Harry Eagar said...

I learned, when editing stories from non-English-speaking venues, to silently sound out all place and personal names.

I learned this after writing a headline about an alleged disaster at an oil refinery in the Indonesian city of Kohk Sukon.

Some things they don't teach in school.

The Agence France-Presse office in Bangkok was formerly notorious for these sorts of hoaxes.

August 31, 2006 9:13 AM  

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