Consternation today in the USA as TheSpoof.com writer and erstwhile cake baker Madame Bitters put herself up for a big erection in China.
"Yeah, I did that," Bitters told us in an unguarded moment. "But I didn't put myself up for an erection of any description, I put myself up for an election, as the best baker of French fancies in Guang Zhu province."
In what some observers viewed as a defection to communism, Bitters was quick to dispel rumours by saying that reporters had got the words 'election' and 'erection' confused.
Bitters was quick to emphasise that she'd said 'election' all along, and that the 'erection' part was no more than a glitch in translation and pronunciation.
"What on earth would I do with a Chinese erection?" Bitters told us. The mind boggles,
More as we get it.