The Associated Press Learns the Hard Way that Commas Save Lives

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The Associated Press Learns the Hard Way that Commas Save Lives
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Above you can see the tweet that the Associated Press sent in regards to the bodies of the victims of the MH17 crash. Unfortunately, the grammatical ambiguity of the sentence gave it an entirely different meaning. For reference, here's what it could have been:



See? Nerds on the internet get into heated debates about the Oxford comma and grammatical clarity all the time, but this actually had some consequences! Luckily, they clarified the statement:

Shoplifting and Social Media Bragging Really Don't Mix

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Shoplifting and Social Media Bragging Really Don't Mix
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Yep, after this shoplifter stole a dress she proceeded to show off the same merchandise in her Facebook photos, leading to her arrest. Smooth move! Check out the full story here: