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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

OBL Should Try Hotmail

What do Osama Bin Laden and Apprentice washout Omarosa have in common? Neither can get a free Yahoo! email account.

Or at least not using their names as Yahoo! IDs. The company has banned IDs that include the letter-combinations "allah," "osama," or "binladen," among others. (Inexplicably, the Romanized spelling preferred by many, "usama," is allowed, as well as other names for God.)

There aren't too many surnames that include the banned words, but if your name is "Callahan" or "Kallahar" you're out of luck. So also if your first and last names come together in just the right way, like those of the unhappily named Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.

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