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:

An Arizona Political Hopeful Mistook a Van Full of YMCA Kids for Sad Migrant Workers, so That Should End Well

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An Arizona Political Hopeful Mistook a Van Full of YMCA Kids for Sad Migrant Workers, so That Should End Well
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That tweet has since been deleted and Kwasman apologized profusely to reporters for his error... but not before everything was caught awkwardly on camera. Check out the video coverage courtesy of the Huffington Post: