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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ford YOU, You Condi Lincoln Ashcroft!

[thanks to JC for the pointer]:

WASHINGTON - You're an Ashcroft! No, you're the Ashcroft!

Imagine hearing that exchange in a movie - you'd think that Hollywood had come up with a crazy new insult. Well, it turns out that some airline passengers watching the Oscar-nominated film "Sideways" on foreign flights are, in fact, hearing "Ashcroft" as a substitute for a certain seven-letter epithet commonly used to denote a human orifice.

The Post's Monte Reel, based in Buenos Aires, tells us he heard the former attorney general's name substituted at least twice in "Sideways" dialogue when he watched the film earlier this week on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight to Lima, Peru. The movie was shown in English and the dubbing was done "in the actual voices of the actors," Reel reports. Star Thomas Haden Church utters the A-word....

Ashcroft did not return our phone message, but we're certain he was busy and not just being an...

This story reminds me of the all-time classic movie, Johnny Dangerously.

I wonder what it costs to dub in these word changes.
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