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Friday, April 16, 2010

"Dick" as in Dick Armey is a Dirty Word

I wrote a story about the tea party this morning and submitted it to the Tallahassee Democrat. It kept being bounced back with this message -

"removed the words listed below and resubmit" - Dick

I did not have any editor named Dick so I kept trying to send it in because no words were highlighted in the article. Finally - I wrote to my editor Mark and he said -

The Democrat's computer is flagging the word "Dick" as in Dick Armey!  You are not allowed to use "Dick" anymore in the newspaper or on the web page.

So I changed "Dick"  to "D ick" and it went through. Talk about being politically correct!

Submitted by Harry Everfart

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