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While covering the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, Evelyn Waugh received a cable from his editor: "Send two hundred words upblown nurse." (Telegraph charges were assessed on a per-word basis.)

Waugh, after an exhaustive investigation, determined that rumors of a certain English nurse having been killed in an Italian air raid were in fact bogus. Accordingly, he cabled an explanation to his editor: "Nurse unupblown."

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