Was it a mistimed Halloween joke or ignorance?
Riding Metro last Friday, I heard a recording in at least three Metro stations (Rosslyn, Union Station, Eastern Market) advertising that Metro would open at 5 a.m. that Sunday to accommodate the additional traffic for--get this--the Marine "Corpse" Marathon. At first, I thought it was a one-off, but then I heard the same voice make the same announcement at two other stations.
The voice on the recording didn't seem to be the same one that gives the "walk on the left, stand on the right," or the "excuse me, is that your bag?" announcement.
Way to go, WMATA. I'm not sure you could have come up with a less appropriate (although distastefully hilarious) way to mispronounce a proper noun.
I mean, you'd think someone, somewhere in the recording studio (or in the approval process) would have had a cousin--or someone--who was in the Marines and would have noticed.
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