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Hungary villages?

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Hungary villages? And I read Reuters because its more intellegent?

Probably need to rethink that one.

Dean P.

We should have said Hungarian villages.

And you probably need to rethink your spelling of intelligent, too: GBU Editor

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Giving thugs a bad name?

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Gay rights march in Belgrade triggers violent riots

BELGRADE (Reuters) – A gay rights parade in Belgrade erupted in violence on Sunday as thousands of police deployed to protect marchers clashed with anti-gay protesters, who rioted and attacked the headquarters of the ruling parties.

gbu belgrade vertical 220Pushed back from the parade area by 5,000 police in riot gear, protesters turned to other targets, breaking into the lobby of the state television network, scaling scaffolding to try to enter parliament, smashing windows at the Austrian embassy and burning a car in front of the French embassy.

The second time around…

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Susan Boyle’s upcoming “Gift” already a best-seller

gbu boyle 220The singer’s sophomore effort reached the top spot Wednesday (September 22) in its second day as a pre-order, officially kicking off what Amazon director of music Craig Pape described as “the season of Susan” for the online retailer.

Why not suggest your writers use the internet to check vocabulary? The use of “sophomore” (the term ‘sophomoric’ is used as a synonym for ‘uneducated’) in the recent article on Susan Boyle is incorrect.

A bad rep?

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“Deadliest Catch” stars quit Discovery show

USA-HEALTHCARE/WELLNESSLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – A trio of stars of Discovery’s hit reality series “Deadliest Catch” have left the show.

The network sued the Hillstrands for $3 million claiming they failed to show up to finish work on “Hillstranded,” a planned “Catch” spinoff. The Hillstrands’ lawyer Jeff Cohen then called the suit an attempt to “extort” his clients and said the lawsuit could force them to sell their boats and fire their crews. Hansen, also repped by Cohen, later weighed in, backing the Hillstrands, slamming Discovery and saying, “I want people to know the captains stand together, and me and my brothers support them 100 percent.”

Not a great headline

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Ex-maid claims Whitman knew she in U.S. illegally

CALIFORNIA-POLITICS/LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A onetime housekeeper to California Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman surfaced on Wednesday to claim that the former eBay executive knowingly employed her illegally and treated her poorly.

Honestly. I consider Reuters a world-class news organization. This headline is abysmal. It’s a disgrace.

Legume it may concern…

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Special report: BRIC breaking: Brazil’s China syndrome

SOY-URUGUAYWhat accounts for their vastly different fortunes? China. Its demand for commodities like soy is nearly insatiable. In recent years, China has steadily ramped up its imports of the grain.

Not a question, a correction. I thinkĀ  you’ll find that soy is not a grain, but a legume.

Where’s the irony?

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Women trading Wall Street for Main Street

gbu irony 260CHICAGO (Reuters) – It’s ironic that the skills that make women effective on Wall Street also help them run their own businesses after they leave.

Wow, amazing. Ironic ???

This has to be the best (if not the most gut-bustingly funny) demonstration of complete illiteracy I’ve ever seen.

Japan ship?

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Pirates attack Japan ship, no crew injured-media

KENYA/TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Pirates boarded a Japanese auto transport ship and robbed its crew off Indonesia late on Friday, but no one was injured and the undamaged ship resumed its voyage, Japanese media quoted the transport ministry as saying.

What, please, is a “Japan ship”? I know wooden ship, steel ship, warship and even editorship. Got any? Three letters more too long?

Style on the Koran…

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Obama says planned Koran burning is boosting Qaeda

PAKISTAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that a Florida pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Koran is being used as an al Qaeda recruitment tool and he urged the minister to reconsider the decision.

Please Use the Correct Spellings Of Muslims Holy Book , Use “QURAN” Not Koran.It Would Be Very Appreciative If This Correction has been made in all your digital and print versions.

The other hockey?

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Hockey-World-Hosts Argentina secure top spot with England win

ROSARIO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Hosts Argentina, keeping their goal intact for the fourth successive match, beat England 2-0 Monday to win Pool B at the women’s hockey World Cup.

This was a Reuters Sports News Headline.

Surely it should read either “Soccer or Football” as I am certain that women’s world cup hockey is not being played in Argentina. Further, the article reads like a soccer commentary with terms like “corner penalty specialist”. Although a reference to a “shot from the top of the circle” had me utterly confused for a moment.

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