It's "Barrack Abeam" According to AP

I was reading about the new spending bill that the Senate just passed on and noticed an error. The article published by the Associated Press refers to Barack Obama as "Barrack Abeam," have a look:

Barrack Abeam


It would appear that somebody hurriedly pressed the "Change All" button on spell check instead of actually proofreading their work. This error serves as yet another indication of the Associated Press' diminishing legacy.

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1 Response(s) to It's "Barrack Abeam" According to AP

RC Chatman
9/28/2008 10:20:33 AM CT

How many points for the person who can rightfully spell out the name of the potential first African American who will become the next President of the United States?

On the Spending Bill story it appears that somebody at the Assciated Press carelessly intervened with a brand of "Scrabble" rather than "Proofread!" You see, as a rule all players should agree on the dictionary they will use in case of a challege...before the "Scrabble" game begins. Giving, the benefit of the doubt, perhaps the writter here intended to appropiately "abeam" Barrack Obama into such a tremendous headline news story and current event.

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