Friday, August 16, 2013


So the Daily Mail ran the story above this morning. The headline is so sweet, isn't it? Soldier writes home to his brother from the front, family unity, love. History = uplifting.

But what's that P.S. say?

"There is plenty of Donna's here the price is a tin of Bully and there is a does [sic] of V.D. generated with each." 

Wha??? Google says "Donna" is slang for Dona, or woman. I think we know what V.D. is.

So history, it turns out, is complicated. Uplifting and lovely at times, but always totally human.

I'd love to know whether the DM published the bottom bit on purpose. There's no reference to it in the article.

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