Lip-synching? Let’s Pretend It Didn’t Happen

Joel Martinsen writes in the Danwei blog:

The Global Language Monitor, a Texas-based organization whose biggest claim to fame is its dubious pursuit of the millionth word in the English language (they’re up to 996,341 right now), recently released its latest analysis of the media buzz surrounding various Olympic personalities.

Michael Phelps topped the list, and Yao Ming was #3, but second place belonged not to an athlete but to Lin Miaoke, the girl in the red dress who lip-synched “Ode to the Motherland” at the opening ceremonies.

The top headline of this evening’s Mirror announces these results, but something seems to be missing:


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