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Thursday, April 08, 2004

You Don't Have to Spell It Correctly to Yelp It in the Throes of Passion

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice delivered a defense of the Bush Administration's efforts to combat terrorism, as she publicly testified before the commission investigating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 today.

Ms. Rice's testimony has sent copy desks clerks everywhere scrambling to check and double-check the spelling of her name. (One z or two? Three? Two or three e's? Rice like motherfucking Rice-a-roni? For the love of God, why are there three goddamn z's? ) Here are the top misspellings of her name, pulled directly from various sources:

  • Condoleeza Rice

  • Condoliza Reiss

  • Condoleeso Ricceé

  • Condoleezza Riceberg

  • Condoleeza Gibbons

  • Condorosa Manigault-Stallworth

  • Condomania J. Lubricates (spammers only)

  • "Three Days of the" Condi Rice (frequently-used Bush nickname, internal White House correspondence only)

  • That nice black girl that's gonna lie for us (Dick Cheney e-mail only)

  • Donna Rice (Gary Hart staffers only--error led to very embarrassing, short-lived attempt at 2004 presidential campaign and purchase of a new yacht)

  • Condolarence Thomas-Rice (Unnamed Supreme Court Justice's legal pad doodlings with little hearts only)

  • Nomar Garciaparra

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