Variety.com

It's almost unfair to pick on Variety.com, the web site for an entertainment-industry trade publication notorious for scorning standard American English in favor of its own Slanguage. It would be like making fun of Nell for "Tay in da win, taaaay in da wiiiiin." Ahem, presenting Variety.com's latest "Breaking News" (e-mail) headline:

PYHTON SPAMS TONYS

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Hmm. Spam = pink tin-flavored "meat" popularized by Monty Python. Spam = cyber "weeds" which proliferate through e-mail. Wait a second . . . did I just get spammed about spamming by Monty Python's Spamalot?

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