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Confusion of Terms 
18th-Sep-2006 11:30 am
Trevor baby stare
NPR's Morning Edition this morning had the following entertaining error:

"Somalia has not had a government since 1991 when warlords overthrew the president. The warlords then turned to infighting, leaving the country in monarchy."
18th-Sep-2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
So I didn't hear that wrong... thank you for clarifying that. That was driving me nuts for a few minutes.
19th-Sep-2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Nothing says "utter chaos" like "monarchy"
19th-Sep-2006 07:25 am (UTC)
It makes perfect sense because warlordism is the same as monarchy.
19th-Sep-2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
In the boundary case of a single warlord.

Except I think warlords typically take better care of the folks they claim to protect.
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