Monday, February 9, 2009

Still Stale and Dirty

A comical sidehead local story recently appeared in a Phoenix, Arizona, paper.
A retired army officer was visiting the city, and the paper mentioned stated that he had been retired on account of "mental and physical infirmities."
He demanded an explanation in lieu of which he would "lick the office."
Next morning a short article appeared, the head for which should have been, "Still Hale and Hearty," but the operator set it up, "Still Stale and Dirty."
Fortunately for the "office," the colonel left on the early morning train, otherwise this story might not have been written thusly. - "Typo Journal."

Eastern Province Herald - February 9, 1909.

Maybe the operator couldn't believe what he was reading or maybe it wasn't an acident at all.

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