Put this one in the If George Bush said it category. I’ve heard of college students studying at sea for a year, but I’ve never heard of an entire school afloat:

The son of a Marine, Travis aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and was accepted by the USS [sic] Naval Academy.

The White House inserted the [sic] after President Obama delivered the prepared remarks on Memorial Day. Maybe TOTUS hiccuped … or maybe we should call it TOTUSS from now on.

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