With all the words in the English language, NPR's Louisa Lim had to go there. This morning while describing the western media's unprecedented access to North Korea's massive, elaborate celebrations unveiling Kim Jong-il's successor, Lim proclaimed,"Suddenly it seemed as if the Hermit Kingdom may have opened up a chink." My eyes widened. No she DIDN'T! Possibly more awkward is how the airwaves became silent the second after she said it, like her producer fell off his chair.
Listen to her story and her unfortunate, albeit not inaccurate, use of chink here.