Fun with Misreadings

by Jay Nordlinger

Mark, our Roger Clegg writes in with a story about Lawrence Welk: According to legend, at least, he read a cue card, “Thank you, boys, for that wonderful song from World War Eye.”

Which puts us in mind of Malcolm the Tenth. Also of Kim Jong the Second.

And remember when the genius Gore Vidal referred to the British intelligence services as M-Fifteen and M-Sixteen?

It’s not nice to remember people’s errors, especially given that we all make ’em. But Vidal was such a . . .

Anyway, you know.