Friday, August 24, 2012

Anchor's canoodle gaffe an Internet favorite

CTV Vancouver Island news anchor Andrew Johnson blundered into an embarrassing gaffe when he suggested -- on the air -- that he and his fellow employee, weather host Astrid Braunschmidt, would have a little canoodle after the program. Ms. Braumschmidt's good-natured but firm response that they would be doing no such thing, tipped him off to his improper use of canoodle.  The old-fashioned word is a verb and means to kiss and hug amorously. The embarrased Burgundy said he thought it meant to chat.

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