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Reader reaction to Reuters news

No, the other Korea…

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north korea490

south korea flag cropPlease see this page. I can see our national flag on the sled, called ‘Taegukgi.’

It is the South Korean national flag. Yes, I’m South Korean and want to correct the caption that says North Korea.

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This picture is for South Korea’s four-man bobsleigh team. How can you say they are North Korean?

There is the South Korean flag. if you have a $20 atlas, you can find out. It is insulting for Koreans and Korean Olympics players.

Phyllis who?

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Phyllis manager backs Hamels, may start a Game Seven

Seriously, Phyllis manager? Who is doing your editing, are you outsourcing it to some third world country?

It should read Phillies……the mispelling of words and misused phrases in sentences or just sentences that do not make sense seems to be an ever increasing problem here and on other sites…..keep the work in this country please

Which sport?

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Dara Torres faces “long road ahead” after knee surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five-times Olympian Dara Torres was “doing fine” after radical knee surgery but was still uncertain if she will compete at the 2012 London Games.

“It’s a long road ahead of me but I’m glad I finally got the operation over with,” the 42-year-old told Reuters Thursday in a telephone interview from her Boston hospital bed.

Grammar in Olympics story…

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Chicago go out in first round of 2016 Olympics voting
COPENHAGEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Chicago were eliminated after the first round of voting for the 2016 Olympics host city.

Correct grammer would be Chiicago WAS eliminated. The grammer in the headline is also atrocious: “Chicago go out…” What does that mean?

Useful information, but wrong…

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Redskins’ season threatens to unravel after loss to Lions “We need to get guys to stay together,” Redskins two-time Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher told reporters. “That is one of the main things you got to do.

The author states that London Fletcher is a two time Pro Bowler. In fact, he has been an eight time alternate while never actually having been elected or sent to the Pro Bowl.

I am not sure where the author got this information, possibly Wikipedia as it lists this incorrect information as well.

Unfortunate typo…

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Klitschko retains WBC title with Arreola victory

He then burst into teats and apologized to his hometown crowd, who had cheered wildly for him throughout the fight.

Omigosh, he burst into “teats”? Might be time for a gender test on Arreola.

The game was scoreless, 7-7…

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Super Bowl champs Steelers get winning start

The opening game of the new NFL season was a grueling physical battle and stood scoreless at halftime after normally reliable Titans kicker Rob Bironas missed one field goal and had another blocked.

Was anyone from Reuters really at the game?? Or perhaps they had a few too many Iron City Beers. :)

Not a real Third World War…

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South Africa threatens “3rd world war” over Semenya

KLEINMOND, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa reacted angrily on Friday to a report that tests on its world champion runner Caster Semenya had found she was a hermaphrodite, threatening a “third world war” over the affair.

“I think it would be the third world war. We will go to the highest levels in contesting such a decision. I think it would be totally unfair and totally unjust,” said Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.

Soccer story…

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Ghana lose four key players for Sudan match

NAIVASHA, Kenya, June 17 (Reuters) – Four-times Africa champions Ghana have lost four top players as they prepare in Kenya for Saturday’s 2010 World Cup qualifier against Sudan.

Veteran skipper Stephen Appiah of Fenerbache, Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari, West Ham’s John Panstil and Baffour Gyan of Russia’s FC Saturn are all out of the Group D encounter in Omdurman.

Play billiards, live longer?

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“He says he developed the technique 220 years ago while working at his cousin’s billiard room, during his free time.”

Either this reference lacks honesty or accuracy, or you’ve missed the real story, which is how does he look so good after such a long period of practice?

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