Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm pretty confused by this gymnastics article

Tough math leaves Liukin silver

It isn't the "tough math" that phases me, but rather the use of vernacular in the beginning of the article.

It seemed she wuz [sic] robbed, China's He Kexin getting the gold, Liukin left with silver. China's Yang Yilin got the bronze, the bars results adding to the host nation's sensational gymnastics performance at these Games -- the great haul of China.

Wuz [sic] Liukin robbed?

Is there a reason why someone would write "was" as "wuz"?