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Man Studying English Causes Flight Diversion

Local10.com – News – Man Studying English Causes Flight Diversion: “CHICAGO — A Japanese businessman’s English lesson caused his flight to make an unscheduled stop in Chicago Sunday.

He scribbled the phrase ‘suicide bomb’ on a piece of paper. Another passenger saw it and alerted a flight attendant.

The flight to Dayton, Ohio, returned to O’Hare Airport.

The man was briefly questioned and released without charge. He explained that he’s reading newspapers to learn English, and writes down words that he doesn’t understand to look them up later.”

This is a definite function of news creating the problem. If they didn’t write so much about bombs and suicide bombers, maybe the Japanese man would have been writing “Middle Eastern peace” instead. Or not.

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