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Birmingham Mix-Up Is More Common Than You Might Think
Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 7:44 am
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Good morning. I'm David Greene.
The city of Birmingham, England has been promoting a wedding fair on the city council's website. The only problem: that event is taking place in Birmingham, Alabama. And this is not the first such mix-up. In 2008, the city council accidentally sent out pamphlets picturing the U.S. city's skyline instead of their own. After the recent confusion, a city spokesman joked that the council's website is so successful, even events 4,000 miles away are desperate to advertise on it.
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