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A Strange Committee

This email came in from a friend of mine.  It needs no further explanation:

From:  Rene
To:  Tony
Subject:  Strange Committee!
Date:  November 15, 2009, at 11:10 PM

I've just been listening to the CBC 10:00 p.m. news and this item caught my ear.

In the wake of the recent scandal centring on a porn-addicted priest, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish, in Nova Scotia, has just set up an advisory committee made up of lay people.  The committee, according to the CBC news item this evening, will be made up of – and I quote verbatim – “half men and half women”.  Where do you suppose they're going to find such creatures?

And to think that the CBC was once the Canadian standard for correct English!  I don't know whether to laugh or cry!