I was in the library the other day skim reading a book about the Bush family which contains quite the most tragic thing I think I've ever read. If it wasn't true it would be hilarious.
The teenage George was given a thesaurus back in his schooldays which he decided to consult whilst writing an essay. The subject of the essay was a family death and on reading it over George realised that he'd used the word 'tears' several times. Turning to his trusty thesaurus he changed a sentence from 'the tears were running down my face' to 'the lacerates were running down my face'.
The book doesn't tell us whether or not his parents requested a refund of his school fees, though if I'd been in their shoes I would have, before demanding a public enquiry. Then I would have shot someone. Under no circumstances would I have encouraged him to enter politics or indeed any career with any degree of responsibility.