#1 By: pesco, January 6th, 2014 11:34
#2 By: Tim, January 6th, 2014 11:50
Councilman David Waddell of Indian Trail, North Carolina resigned from his position with a letter written in Klingon.
I know the Navajo people didn't actually live in the Carolinas but that sentence still reminds me of this study from 2009:
#3 By: incarnedine_v, January 6th, 2014 12:01
Well, now that he's resigned in Klingon all that's left is for the next councilman in line to disembowl him with a dagger, as per Klingon tradition.
#4 By: Boundegar, January 6th, 2014 12:06
Well at least somebody takes the North Carolina legislature seriously.
#5 By: brzap, January 6th, 2014 12:15
May the force be with him.
#6 By: chgoliz, January 6th, 2014 13:00
One of my daughters just asked me last night to explain The Onion to her. I was shocked. Kid is in advanced EVERYTHING at school, but couldn't tell if it was all or only some of the stories that were made up.
But then, I suppose the truth really is stranger than any fiction The Onion could come up with.
#7 By: IronEdithKidd, January 6th, 2014 13:29
I think the distinction was easier to make when The Onion was a physical paper replete with painfully fake ads. The website has no ads, so if your snarkmeter isn't tuned well enough, the most obvious tip-off is the gratuitously sweary headlines.
#8 By: chgoliz, January 6th, 2014 14:11
Good point! She's too old to be part of the truly-digital generation, but you're right that any exposure she would have had to the paper version would have been when she was very young. I'm a fan of reading online whenever possible to save paper.
#9 By: Boundegar, January 6th, 2014 18:06
It would have been fun to challenge her to figure out which Onion stories are true.
#10 By: Jardine, January 6th, 2014 19:06
Some of them just become true over time.
#11 By: pesco, January 11th, 2014 11:34
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