little panda (ms_cucumber) wrote in grammarpolice,
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From http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/nyregion/19freedom.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin:

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ETA: Here's what Gawker had to say about it (http://www.gawker.com/news/new-york-times/state-departmentportationion-employees-struggle-with-trauma-department-name-201637.php):
Normally, teasing the NYT over a typo might be beneath even our threshold of interest, but "Departmentportationion"? Seems like a compound mutation of "Department of Taxation [and Finance]," with a little bit of "Transportation" thrown in. Certainly one way to streamline a turgid bureaucracy.
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