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No joke: NYC church is on George Carlin Way

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NEW YORK (AP) - A bureaucratic error has put a Catholic church on a New York City street named after comedian George Carlin.

Carlin skewered the church in his act and gained fame with his foul-mouthed "seven dirty words" routine.

After he died in 2008, fellow comedians proposed naming the stretch of 121st Street where he grew up George Carlin Way.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1w5haJI ) that priests at Corpus Christi Church objected because Carlin used to mock the church and crack jokes about the parish priests.

Under a compromise, one block was to be named after Carlin - not the block where the church is.

George Carlin Way became official Wednesday. Due to a clerical error it's two blocks long and includes the church.

City officials say the mistake will be corrected.

Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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