Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ah, how parochial is our view

Scanning news online today, I was somewhat taken aback by this headline on Google:

Future PA gov't won't include Hamas leaders from abroad

See, I naturally assumed that meant "PA" as in "Pennsylvania." And I knew we had a bunch of clowns running the state, but never had I suspected that included Palestinian militants.

Reminds me of my uncle's hilarious story of a conversation he participated in once where one person was speaking of Eugene Ionesco and the other was speaking of UNESCO. And it took an embarassing number of minutes to realize that they were talking about distinctly different things.

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