Question of the day

Aug 03, 2016

Our last question asked: The Wall Street Journal has updated their policy to allow the printing of what? That would be profanity, "if they are in direct quotations" and "the quotation is important to include because it gives insight into how the person communicates, his or her depth of feeling on a subject, or character." What could have prompted this change in standard? Well, here's a possible clue: "Thus, an executive referring to a 'shit storm' or a politician (guess who) vowing to 'bomb the shit' out of Islamic State’s oil operations" are just two examples that would apparently warrant inclusion.

Congrats to Becky Yerak (at right) of the Chicago Tribune for being the very first to answer that correctly (and for adding the hashtag #TheEndOfTheWorld to signal her feelings on the change)! Honorable mentions go out to Mark Gibbs (who adds "Well, bugger me"), Buck BoraskyRon CasalottiMartin Berliner (who grumbles "like the kind I use when I read their editorials") and Annie M. Dance for all getting it exactly right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: According to Gizmodo, Microsoft just mistakenly sent them what?

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