Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 01:53 | SYDNEY
Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 01:53 | SYDNEY

Early entry for the OOPS! award



6 January 2012 15:22

As Graeme Dobell defines it, the OOPS! is our annual award for a diplomatic snafu, stuff-up or cross-border misunderstanding.

Here's the first entry, in which Obama gets his car stuck during an official visit to Ireland in May 2011, giving sub-editors around the world a chance to dust off puns about diplomatic 'speed bumps':

If you have entries for the OOPS! or Madeleine awards, send them to me: .

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