I have to preserve this example of inadvertent verbal creativeness before it vanishes from the internet (I found it here but by the time you click on it I’m sure it will be fixed):
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 9:17 a.m. ET
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I particularly like the term “Brititory.” Thanks for the alert, Bonnie!
Addendum. But wait, there’s more!
I don’t know if this rash of garbled stories is somehow related to the computer worms and viruses that have been going around, but this one (also AP, also found by Bonnie) is even better:
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 9:51 p.m. ET
Gutered the game wo hits in his last 18 at-bats, went 2-fos City atayed withif theicago Whx in the AL Central race.
Luis Rivas homered for Minnesota, which fell 2 1/2 games back.
After Jeremy Affelclosed Friday’s win withect innity’s bullpen again refused to budge.
D.J. Carrco (5attered three hits over four innings after starter Jose Lima was removedke MacDougached thetting Rivas to ground into a double play for his 26th save in 33 chances.
The Royals improved to 11-7 against the te being outs3-84. The two teams play again Sunday afternoon for the final time this season.
Lct was purchased from Triple-Omaha on June 15, left with a lead despite giving up 10 hits over four innings and 69 pitches.
Caut to start the fifth — costing Lima a chance at his first victory since July 27.
The Twins stranded five runners in the first three in ad didn’t score in tz led off with a double and moved up on a balk.
After Shon Stewart t to third, Joe Randa made a diving snag of Rivas’ liner and in the same motion slapped his glove on the bag to complete the The Twins had four straight hits in the first — Rivas homered and Ley drove in Doug Mientkiewicz w and threen the thirdook a 3-0 lead when Jones drove iMatthew LeCroy with a smash to center.
Lima has given up nine runs in eight innings — since spendi But Mayanez oopup, k out Ken Harvey ansprinted off the mound with a 3-1 lead as the crowd of 37,782 — the Twins’ third-largest this year — screproval.
s, though, roared back in the fifth when Guiel homered to right-center field, his 11th, with two ont. Mays gave
up seven hits and four runsgs while stuthree, and Grant Balfour finishr shutout innings. Notes:@ Rivas has four hits in seven careerainst Lima. … The Re 42-1 whenee runs or less. … Minnesota’s Torii Hunter is 0-s series and has two hits his l 23 at-bats.
“Gutered the game”… “Jeremy Affelclosed”… “threen the thirdook”… this is wonderful, wonderful stuff. And in conclusion, may I say: screproval!