1/16/2009

Blame Canada?

It took yesterday's miracle landing and rescue on the Hudson to awaken Mr. Rewrite from his slumber.

One too many of those paid to know better referred to the likely culprits as Canadian geese. These geese may well be Canadian, but the formal name, as Mr. Rewrite learned painfully during his years crunching copy, is Canada geese.

By Mr. Rewrite's informal tally, the broadcast media are most to blame here. The print media do pretty well, though Google News coughs up a few dozen erroneous references to Canadian geese.

It has nothing to do with geese, but Mr. Rewrite suddenly thinks of South Park's "Blame Canada."



1 comment:

ballcaps said...

Pretty outrageous, eh?