...that's a big dam.
October 3rd, 2012
12:41 PM ET
10 years ago

...that's a big dam.

(CNN) - Whoops.

The White House let a little profanity slip via email on Wednesday, when the subject line of their daily photograph email misspelled the word dam. "Photo: Visiting the Hoover Damn," read the subject line of the email.

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The word dam appears in other parts of the email and that was the only time it was misspelled.

The photo taken Tuesday by White House photographer Pete Souza is of President Barack Obama on a visit near the bottom of Hoover Dam, a 726 feet tall arch-gravity dam just outside Las Vegas. Obama spent three nights in Nevada preparing for Wednesday night's debate.

Several hours later, just before 2:30 p.m. ET, the White House sent out a second version of the email, this time omitting the profanity with the correct spelling of the word "dam" in the subject line.

The corrected email read: "An earlier version of the Daily Snapshot included a typo in the subject line of the message."

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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • President Obama • White House
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    more fine examples of our liberal union controlled school systems... or should I say dam fine examples?! hahahaha....

    October 3, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. gt

    sounds like something uncle joe would say ...but joe would of said... thats a big _ _ _ _ _ _ _ dam...

    October 3, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Personally I don't care if it's misspelled, The Hoover Dam is a sight to see, go visit it if you haven't.

    October 3, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. Marto

    I wonder what kind of society we are leaving our kids if every small mistake is overblown due to political reasons or affiliations.

    October 3, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    ........dam GOP.....

    October 3, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. mcskadittle

    the damn gave a lot of people jobs during the great depression

    October 3, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. A Bit Askew

    @Truth Hurts – If Mitt did the same things, you'd be accusing his opponents of not having a sense of humor enough to get the joke. But clever use of someone else's humor to get a little dig in there.. I think Might've tweeted "Saw Hoover Dam... the one in my pond's larger, though"...

    October 3, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  8. Lionel

    Why is this news. That is one "cool" president. At least is out meeting the voters.

    He represents ALL Americans unlike the other guy who does not care or worry about half of the country.

    Obama 2012

    October 3, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Romney Said Let Them Eat Cake

    We need an investigation by Congress. Why the hel- was dam spelled damn.

    October 3, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |