When KSTP-TV anchor Bill Lunn read it as he started in on a story about Minneapolis’s gay pride festival this week, he accidentally dropped the “l” from the word “flag.” He quickly corrected himself, but the slip-up still managed to hit YouTube to the tune of 50,000 views Wednesday and, later, websites such as Salon.com and The Huffington Post:
Lunn took to Twitter to say, “What came out of my mouth was a word I never use.”
I want to sincerely apologize for stumbling over the word flag on Tuesday’s late newscast. What came out of my mouth was a word I never use.
— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013
While I quickly corrected myself, I take responsibility for what I say. It was stumble, nothing more.