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Now that’s a sense of humor

Post by Scott Fontaine on March 21, 2009 at 11:11 am |
March 21, 2009 11:11 am

BAGHDAD – Sometimes the acronym many people use for The News Tribune can elicit a strange response.

Take, for instance, a conversation I had a few days ago while following Col. Larry Saunders at the Baghdad Police College. He introduced me to one of the instructors.

"This is Scott Fontaine," he said. "He’s a reporter for the newspaper from my hometown, the Tacoma News Tribune."

The instructor thought for a second and smiled.

The interpreter let out a giggle before translating: "He said, ‘If you can have a paper called the TNT, I will start a newspaper called the IED."

Hey, that’s catchy. But has he seen newspaper companies’ stock prices lately?

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