Or perhaps it was because the British media had their own reasons to believe the accidental ham story.
Lipsyte updates his media critique in An accidental Sportswriter.
Thousands more are “accidental” culinary tourists, who get caught up in the local cuisine without even trying.
Proof comes from a wonderful scene in An accidental Sportswriter in which Bob Costas takes Lipsyte to lunch.
This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.
But the chief point was that all this was, as it were, not accidental in me, but as though it were bound to be so.
Realize it thoroughly: it is a methodical not an accidental world.
This is another of the accidental coincidences which attest the genuineness of the Acts.
My only chance will be the chance of an accidental meeting with Him.
It is enough to say here that the view Cooper took was not hastily formed, nor was it the result of accidental prejudices.
late 14c., "non-essential," from Old French accidentel or directly from Medieval Latin accidentalis, from Latin accidentem (see accident). Meaning "outside the normal course of nature" is from early 15c.; that of "coming by chance" is from 1570s.
late 14c., "non-essential quality," from accidental (adj.). The musical sense is from 1868.