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Sharpton Sues Webster's Dictionary

Sharpton Sues Webster's Dictionary

Rev. Al Sharpton has announced he is suing Webster's Dictionary for including the word 'lynch'. Sharpton's suit claims use of the word brings immeasurable pain and suffering to those he represents - which includes himself and anyone else with the identical name and address.

In the court brief bringing the charges it said, 'Webster's Dictionary should know better than to use a word that has been hijacked in the name of racial intimidation and exploitation. Our client doesn't really mind if you keep the word in there, but just wants you to know that he plans to sue for damages every time it is printed. He has very expensive suits to pay for as well as a hairdo that is the envy of John Edwards.'

When informed of Sharpton's suit, Jesse Jackson said 'Why didn't I think of that?'

A spokesperson for Webster's said 'We know when we're licked. We haven't got a prayer which is something the Reverend might want to do more of. We'll fork over whatever he wants to extort from us and remove the word. However, we do want to announce that in the next addition we will be including Mr. Sharpton's picture above the entry for 'con' as in 'swindle'.'
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