A litany of errors by 111 ambulance dispatchers contributed to a Wellington man's death
Seriously, do you have to be illiterate to get a job in journalism now, or what? The word is 'series,' imbecile - a litany is a call/response prayer used in church.
It's tempting to blame Justice Mahon for this, because he coined the phrase "orchestrated litany of lies" during his Mt Erebus inquiry, to describe the memorised series of lies Air NZ staff repeated in response to his questions. That would be unfair, though - his use of 'litany' to describe it was a fitting metaphor. Sadly, illiterate NZ journos, not having the faintest idea what a litany is, assume he was using a fancy, intellectual-sounding word for 'list,' and figure they'll seem intelligent if they use it that way. Opposite effect, guys - makes you seem really stupid.