Monday, November 16, 2009

Thatcher (the cat) Has Died

margaret thatcherTORONTO - A text message about a pet's death sparked a rumor that ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died - and set off a flurry of diplomatic activity in Canada.

Canadian Transport Minister John Baird sent a message to phone buddies that read, "Thatcher has died" - a reference to his 16-year-old tabby cat.

But the message was misconstrued, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper was soon told the Iron Lady was dead... google news story


1 comment:

InnerNinja said...

Interesting... this kind of miscommunication (on an even higher level) would make a good premise for a novel.