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Thu., March 20, 2014, 3:46 p.m.

Annoying Newsroom Behavior No. 65

It might seem like playful sword-fights with pica poles would simply be jocular good fun.

But the truth is, this pre-computers brand of newsroom humor nicked up the edges of the metal measuring devices and made them all but useless as tools designed to slide smoothly over layout dummies.

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