of the Sailing Vessel "Bliss"
A grim subject, but indeed a funny sentence - kind of like "waking up dead".
If I am reading that correctly it was a quote from a police Lieutenant
Calypso: Black humor, we call it. Very popular in Mexico.ML - Yes, I had to read it over a few times...Did he really say that?NWexican - True, police lieutenants don't have copy editors. They're on their own.
Maybe they didn't want to misquote him in the paper. This is something you would see Jay Leno poking fun at.
Having been an ink-stained wretch at more than one newspaper in my checkered past, I'm guessing the reporter took the quote down with a straight face, filed the story as is, and he and the copy editor got a good laugh out of it. Newspapers love to make cops look inarticulate.
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