A word a day-paean Def: An expression of praise, joy, or triumph, traditionally in the form of a song.

No doubt many of you will smile as they recall that when the USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea in 1968, its Commanding Officer, Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, was forced into writing a confession. This is what happened: “None of the Koreans knew English well enough to write the confession, so they had Bucher write it himself. They verified the meaning of his words, but failed to catch the pun when he said “We paean the DPRK. We paean the Korean people. We paean their great leader Kim Il Sung”. (The word ‘paean’ sounds identical to the term pee on.)”

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