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The Week contest - Misinterpreted tweets
A British tourist was handcuffed and barred from entering the U.S. after tweeting he planned to "destroy America." As he unsuccessfully tried to explain to special agents, "to destroy" means "to party quite hard." What other innocent tweet might also be m
Careful what you tweet, the Feds may be watching.
Careful what you tweet, the Feds may be watching.
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elcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Boss machines

Last week's questionA British tourist was handcuffed and barred from entering the U.S. after tweeting he planned to "destroy America." As he unsuccessfully tried to explain to special agents, "to destroy" means "to party quite hard." We asked you to come up with an innocent tweet might also be misinterpreted if intercepted by the government.

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Let's shoot the pilot in LA or NYC. — Lorne
Daniel Boffey, Acworth, GA

SECOND PLACE: So glad we killed those patriots — let;s do it again next year!
Cali Preston, Perry Hall, MD

THIRD PLACE: Flying in tonight. Will crash in New York.
Andy Stritch, Quebec, Canada


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

The seat by the emergency exit row is the bomb!
Patrick Walsh, Los Angeles, CA 

I only have a little time left to kill here.
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

I'm wired to the max.
Mort Oakes, Dover, PA

Let's nuke some Chinese tonight.
Amy Lo, San Francisco, CA

I'm going to have a blast.
John Roper, Los Gatos, CA

I'm out for some dead presidents.
Ken Donvan, Pawcatuck, CT

So pleased with the guy who's helping me take out those two old bushes.
Sarah Hunt, Los Angeles, CA

Going to make a killing on Wall Street.
Donald White, Cortland, NY

Check out my killer app!
Raymond Smith, Lynn, MA

I got something in my underpants that's smoking!
Kristin Borsenik, Northville, MI

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