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"The Clbuttic Mistake,"

plus buttbuttination, from The Telegraph (U.K.) (thanks to Language Log for the pointer).

Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
I thought at first this had something to do with the French verb "culbuter," which means to overturn (e.g. by a car or by being jostled) and not only seems to contain "butt" but also starts with the French word for "ass."

Cf. the French word "concupiscence," meaning, well, concupiscence," where the first two syllables are each a vulgar word in French and the third syllable is the root of the word "pisser." Appropriately, the word is most often used to mean sexual desire.
9.2.2008 7:53pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
ghbuttinating.
9.2.2008 7:55pm
Bleepless (mail):
A related, but not identical, incident: when Jesse Jackson ordered the herd animals of the media to stop using "black" and using "African-American," it took those fools about a minute to obey. In fact, a Boston newspaper editorial the next day contained the wish that the mayor would be able to keep the city budget in the African-American.
9.2.2008 8:17pm
Anony:
Related to Beepless:

I believe it was at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics when a US sportscaster referred to a German athlete as "the first African-American man from Germany to medal" in a certain event.
9.2.2008 8:25pm
Tony Tutins (mail):
The Christian Science Monitor did indeed substitute African-American for black, but only for human beings -- Brits in this instance.

I have a number of (metalworking) files which include Bastard, Mill Bastard, and even Double Bastard. I look forward to their being changed to Illegitimate, Mill Illegitimate, and Double Illegitimate.
9.2.2008 8:32pm
Katl L (mail):
When american nescaster reported the subuerbs riot in France , they refered as the triggering event as" the death of two afroamericans". They were neither american nor blacks.They were algerian , and north africa used to be known as "white Africa"
9.2.2008 9:06pm
FlimFlamSam:
Hahahahaha, I love buttbuttinated. A google search for it turns up a lot of hits.
9.2.2008 9:28pm
Kat (www):
At least "clbuttic" is an obvious error (obvious unless, I suppose, you don't need anyone to pardon your French). People can easily assume it's a technical error of some sort, like a brain-damaged spellchecker -- people laugh at the results, and it makes them aware of the technology going between the writer and the reader. I think such replacements are worse when it's not obvious that what you're seeing isn't what the sender meant to say.

(See also revealingerrors.com -- a blog on ways technology reveals itself through often-amusing errors.)
9.2.2008 9:48pm
Freddy Hill:
To be fair there are only 334 buttbuttinated, which is minuscule as Goggled words go, and if the first 3 pages are any indication, it seems that all of them are references to a few original sources.

Pretty soon there will be 335 when this post is picked up, and after a fw dayswe can look forward thousands of hits.

Funny how the Internet self-perpetuates.
9.3.2008 1:23am
Tom Tildrum:
I thought for sure that this would have something to do with Cthulhu.
9.3.2008 1:31am
Spartacus (www):
I have a number of (metalworking) files which include Bastard, Mill Bastard, and even Double Bastard. I look forward to their being changed to Illegitimate, Mill Illegitimate, and Double Illegitimate.

The PC term is now "extramarital". "Bastard," "Illegitimate," and "out of wedlock" are all verboten.
9.3.2008 12:01pm
Hoosier:
Tom Tildrum

Same here. I instantly read the work as something from Lovecraft.
9.3.2008 1:42pm
Opher Banarie (mail) (www):
This reminds me of a story on the Enola Gay exhibit at the Smithsonian being referred to as Enola Homosexual. (Reference is at the bottom of the linked page.)

A prior VC discussion contained a comment by Sasha about this story, without benefit of reference to a source.
9.3.2008 1:45pm