"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

How Not to Quash a Conspiracy Theory 

Via a comment at DKos, I found this highly amusing Freudian slip in the Kenedy County Sheriff's Office press release regarding Deadeye Dick's little hunting boo-boo (emphasis supplied):
The investigation reveals that there was no alcohol, or misconduct involved in the incident. Mr. Whittington's interview collaborated Vice President Cheney's statement. This Department is fully satisfied that this was no more than a hunting accident.

I don't think that word means what you think it means:
col*lab*o*rate, (v.i.) -rat*ed, -rat*ing. 1. to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work.

If I may hazard a guess, I think the good Sherrif meant to say "corroborated." Then again, maybe not.

 

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