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Mysterious Moroccan missive in today’s Canberra Times

By nanzan 31 July 2010 9

[First filed: Jul 30, 2010 @ 12:24]

Has anyone else noticed the very strange advertisement from a Moroccan journalist at the bottom of page 6 in today’s Canberra Times?

It seems to be a congratulations notice addressed to the Moroccan ambassador to Australia, on the occasion of the anniversary of the King of Morocco’s enthronement, from a Moroccan journalist, and it ends “…heartfelt congratulations for this glorious and happy Thorne day.”

Is this ad a code for something else? Does it appear in other newspapers today? Will there be others placed by other Moroccan journalists? And what’s a Thorne day?

Very strange indeed!

UPDATE: Readers will be thrilled to learn that this post has attracted attention in Morocco.

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p1 11:17 am 01 Aug 10

OK, own up, which of our fellow readers also frequents Moroccan blogs? 🙂

I am impressed that that blog was easier to read, more factual and gave Canberra a better wrap then the majority of major Australian news papers…

Pommy bastard 9:22 am 01 Aug 10

May the Fez be with you!

astrojax 8:30 pm 31 Jul 10

long may the fez watch over us! 😉

caf 5:00 pm 30 Jul 10

I’d just like to express my profound admiration for the alliterative “Mysterious Moroccan missive”.

AussieRodney 3:50 pm 30 Jul 10

Come on, they wouldn’t tell you if they were.

VicePope 1:17 pm 30 Jul 10

I just assumed it was a coded espionage-type message. Any cryptographers out there?

PBO 1:05 pm 30 Jul 10

WE must all realise that the CT is not worth the paper that it printed on and they have lousy spellcheckers.

To the King of Morocco, Happy Throne day!

Skidbladnir 12:50 pm 30 Jul 10

Clearly, Morocco loves David Thorne, responsible for the drawing of a seven legged spider.
It is entirely unrelated to the King’s Enthronement Anniversary.

Happy Thorne Day!

Gungahlin Al 12:29 pm 30 Jul 10

Yes – to fathom very hard was it.

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