A crash blossom for the ages

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Fri Apr 25 15:19:13 UTC 2014

Dare you to decipher this one, from Reuters (London) on April 16: 
"Stuttering Man City Held by Bottom Side Sunderland"

Translation: "Man City" is Manchester City, a football (soccer) team (or "side"). Sunderland is another; it plays in the lowest league ("bottom").


Pat O’Conner

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