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   Woman who slipped into a diabetic comma dies after 42 years, but her family never game up home. Damn you, autocorrect and pseudojournalists who can't type

24 Nov 2012 04:56 PM   |   13451 clicks   |   Examiner
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GGracie     
..."game up home"...

What?

24 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
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naughtyrev    [TotalFark]  
Diabetic comma?

24 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
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Indolent    [TotalFark]  

naughtyrev: Diabetic comma?


As opposed to a diabetic period?

24 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
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reported    [TotalFark]  
Actual text from TFA, in case they fix it:

Wednesday, Edwarda O'Bara died after spending 42 years in a coma; O'Bara was taken care of at home by her family in Miami Gardens, Florida who never game up home that she would someday wake up. O'Bara was 16 in 1970 when she went into a diabetic coma; she became sick from her medication. Her mother Kaye said that just before she slipped into the comma she asked her to never leave her side and they didn't.

24 Nov 2012 04:52 PM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
How does the pooping work?

24 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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A Terrible Human     
What a horrible,futile existence. I'm mean I guess caring for her made her family happy but damn.

24 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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Apos     
*scans headline*

*eye twitch, Chief Inspector Dreyfus-style*

24 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
Comma Sutra is a biatch

24 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
It's nice that they never gave up home of her coming out of that comma.

24 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
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Omahawg     
someone please make the tasteless 'always eat your vegetables, karen anne quinlan' joke so I don't have to

oh damn it.

24 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
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AbbeySomeone     
I'm not sure what is worse; The horrible attempt at writing an article or the story of that girl's life.

24 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
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Clemkadidlefark     
" .. I is a college gradiate ... "

24 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Commas are the punctuation point most prone to diabetes. It's because they are apple-shaped and not pear-shaped like apostrophes.

24 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
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Myria     
I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(

24 Nov 2012 05:07 PM
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The_Original_Roxtar     
why is the first thing on that page a video that has nothing whatsoever to do with the story?
yes, both feature women and comas, but different women and different types of comas.

24 Nov 2012 05:07 PM
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Nothing To See Here     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?


I don't think it was a typo in the story when they spoke of the parents taking two hour shifts.

24 Nov 2012 05:07 PM
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ADubs86    [TotalFark]  
How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?

24 Nov 2012 05:08 PM
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Chinchillazilla     

AbbeySomeone: I'm not sure what is worse; The horrible attempt at writing an article or the story of that girl's life.


Definitely the story. Jesus. :(

24 Nov 2012 05:08 PM
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libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


hahaha

No.

24 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
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LDM90     
How is comma formed?

24 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
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mongbiohazard     
Well it's a good thing they kept her on life support for 42 years. It all worked out so well!

24 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
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Cpl.D    [TotalFark]  
Sad case. Just life reminding you in general that you'd better be home soon.

24 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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olddinosaur     

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


They aint no peelple whut cant spel no good no more, coz them Innertubes don't let them lern no good grandma.

24 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
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EvilRacistNaziFascist     

mongbiohazard: Well it's a good thing they kept her on life support for 42 years. It all worked out so well!


Let's be fair tho', there are people out there who can walk and talk but really aren't much more conscious than this woman was. (And just think, if you were to kill one of them you would go to jail! That's democracy for you.)

24 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
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you are a puppet     

Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(


blu.stb.s-msn.com

S.O.S...........S.O.S............

24 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
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hbk72777     
Hey you caught me in a coma
And I don't think I wanna
Ever come back to this...world again
Kinda like it in a coma
'Cause no one's ever gonna
Oh, make me come back to this...
world again
Now I feel as if I'm floating away
I can't feel all the pressure
And I like it this way
But my body's callin'
My body's callin'
Won't ya come back to this...
world again
Suspended deep in a sea of black
I've got the light at the end
I've got the bones on the mast
Well I've gone sailin',
I've gone sailin'
I could leave so easily
While friends are calling back to me
I said they're
They're leaving it all up to me
When all I needed was clarity
And someone to tell me
WHAT THE fark IS GOING ON
GODDAMN IT!

24 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
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jake_lex    [TotalFark]  
From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?

24 Nov 2012 05:24 PM
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Aclay420     

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.

24 Nov 2012 05:25 PM
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RaisingKane     

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Mysterious ways, Jake. Mysterious ways...

24 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
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Abox     
Thanks 0'Bara.

24 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
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happyleper     

Aclay420: ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?

It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.


And the sad part is, because their writers are paid by the page view, this writer is now being rewarded for her incompetence by being greenlit here.

24 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
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maxpower007     

hbk72777: Hey you caught me in a coma
And I don't think I wanna
Ever come back to this...world again
Kinda like it in a coma
'Cause no one's ever gonna
Oh, make me come back to this...
world again
Now I feel as if I'm floating away
I can't feel all the pressure
And I like it this way
But my body's callin'
My body's callin'
Won't ya come back to this...
world again
Suspended deep in a sea of black
I've got the light at the end
I've got the bones on the mast
Well I've gone sailin',
I've gone sailin'
I could leave so easily
While friends are calling back to me
I said they're
They're leaving it all up to me
When all I needed was clarity
And someone to tell me
WHAT THE fark IS GOING ON
GODDAMN IT!


great GNR song. good call

24 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
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AbbeySomeone     

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Seriously. The family has a bit of a martyr thing going on IMHO.

24 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
From the Obit, " She was always a good listener. "

24 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
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Hector Remarkable     
A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

Actually, that's another typo. The song was called "My Blasted Coma".

24 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
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Apos     

Aclay420: ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?

It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.


Same reasoning applies to The Daily Fail and Radar Online .

24 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
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Mogani    [TotalFark]  

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


and what point do you just pull the plug? honestly 42years in a coma is not what i would call a blessed life.

24 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
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The All-Powerful Atheismo     
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RIP Game up Homes

24 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
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The All-Powerful Atheismo     

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Whatever floats their boat. I'm willing to bet the woman herself was pretty indifferent.

24 Nov 2012 05:30 PM
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Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?


That's where you use a colon.

24 Nov 2012 05:32 PM
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geekbikerskum     
Did they really think she'd pull through?

/I know, it's really serious
//Window seat, vegetarian meal, please

24 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
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Nothing To See Here     

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?

That's where you use a colon.


Great punctuation remark!

24 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
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Krieghund     
I can't say I'd do anything differently. But I can say it would be self indulgent if I were to keep my kid alive in a coma for 42 years.

24 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
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Master of the Flying Guillotine     
Comma, comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon
Common go, common go

24 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
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swangoatman     
blessed with a disability check,caregiver check,caregivers tax deduction etc??

24 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
I'll bet the lawyers were lining up when they heard she slipped on a comma.

24 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
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chatikh     
42 years in a coma is way too long. At some point they should have let her go. Does anyone know how much money it takes to care for a coma patient? Per year or month?

My boyfriend jokingly said that if he was in a coma, I could pull the plug after 42 years. I told him that one year is a good enough waiting period. Provided that there isn't a huge amount of brain ischemia that makes it extremely unlikely that I will ever wake up or that I will wake up without severe brain damage and mental retardation. Even if there is a relatively low amount of damage, if it's enough to lower my IQ to 100 or less I won't want to wake up. My whole life is based on academia and being much more intelligent than most people. I would also loathe being so disabled that I have to be taken care of. That sounds depressing but I am quite fine, and it's very unlikely that I'll go into a coma. So I will keep doing what I love: studying science in general and biology in particular.

24 Nov 2012 05:46 PM
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oldtaku     
"A Promise is a Promise: An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother's Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us."

That you just completely wasted 42 years.

24 Nov 2012 05:47 PM
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dennysgod     
If she had any sort of consciousness or self awareness for those 42 years I can't image more a horrible hell then she had to endure. Imagine spending 42 years not knowing if you're awake or dreaming come to think of it if she had her eye open and her visual cortex was working that would actually be worse because you would know what's going on all the time but unable to do anything

Let just hope she was brain dead during this whole ordeal.


But I digress. Which is the error in the article, the wrong video or the wrong story?

24 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
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you are a puppet     

Krieghund: I can't say I'd do anything differently. But I can say it would be self indulgent if I were to keep my kid alive in a coma for 42 years.


I'd say to her that I was going to do whatever it took to keep her alive forever and then a nurse would tell me how much life support costs and I would immediately pull the nearest plug out of the wall and yell "Check please!" And my daughter would probably wake up right then. Laughter is the best medicine.

24 Nov 2012 05:50 PM
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