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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Celyn » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:36 pm

My university once managed to spell its own name wrongly on the matric cards. ::): Still, I suppose getting the country's name wrong is a bit more serious. However, I'm sure it has made a lot of Chilean coin collectors very happy.

On the other hand, we have some pretty dodgy stuff on our coins, don't we? The stuff about Elizabeth II D.G. is debatable.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby sunnysider » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:19 pm

It's not a spelling mistake but ....

In the late 60s there was a competition run in the Evening Times.

It ran:

Which diminutive red-haired Glasgow songstress hit the top of the charts with a song called 'Shout'?


Send your entries to:

Lulu Competition
Evening Times
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Celyn » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Heh, very daft "Evening Times". ::): It used to be really great for typos and mistakes.

A day or two ago, the "Herald" online had a headline about a plan to build a new hangar at Pertwick. They did eventually fix it.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:19 pm

sunnysider wrote:It's not a spelling mistake but ....

In the late 60s there was a competition run in the Evening Times.

It ran:

Which diminutive red-haired Glasgow songstress hit the top of the charts with a song called 'Shout'?


Send your entries to:

Lulu Competition
Evening Times
...

That's a harder contest than the ones they did on Richard and Judy.
"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby floweredpig » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:34 pm

That was so Richard could understand it.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby sunnysider » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:06 am

When Madonna married Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle the Record enlisted a load of freelancers to cover all aspects of the event.

One was tasked with finding out what happened during the ceremony - all press barred oot of course.

He filed his copy - all wind and piss as you'd expect - and wrote that "the music during the ceremony was a selection composed by Pecan and Bah".

They went to press with this just as a correction was emailed to them by the freelance, explaining that he had put his copy through a spellchecker, and the composers should actually have read Puccini and Bach.

The sub who dealt with the copy - a pal of mine - was grilled by a couple of red-eyed, hyperventilating news execs who screamed at him as to why the fecking feck he had fecking let that fecking through.

He said: "I thought Pecan and Bah were probably some hip hop outfit she was pally with."
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby dimairt » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:58 am

Which diminutive red-haired Glasgow songstress hit the top of the charts with a song called 'Shout'?
Send your entries to:
Lulu Competition
Evening Times
...[/quote]

Yesterday's Daily Record ran a competition for tickets to the Magic of Motown show:

Which of these is not a member of the Jackson family?

Michael Jackson; Janet Jackson; Joshua Jackson

Le durachd,

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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby tombro » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:19 am

Obviously Michael, he's dead !

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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby banjo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:52 pm

whit,when.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby banjo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:54 pm

i went to that show last year,it was awright,nuthin great .had a kind of karaoke feel to be honest.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:04 pm

As seen in a student pub in dear Edina:
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:23 pm

For my sins, I work for the health service. There is no requirement now for admin staff to actually know how to spell or type. The state of some of the letters produced has to be seen to be believed. Frightening.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby rabmania » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:27 am

Lucky Poet wrote:As seen in a student pub in dear Edina:
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That's great LP! There's a similar one in Drury Street, where there is a no-smoking premise.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Josef » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:41 am

Fat Cat wrote:For my sins, I work for the health service. There is no requirement now for admin staff to actually know how to spell or type. The state of some of the letters produced has to be seen to be believed. Frightening.


Me too, sort of. But as the saying goes, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby BrigitDoon » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:05 am

They did not turn up on time; for the first six months a manager had to check all their emails for spelling and grammar...

The DWP has made it clear: work is where the inflated claims for our state education finally hit the buffers. At every stage we have a system in which the expediency of politicians and the ideology of the educational establishment take precedence over the interests of pupils.

We have children who can barely read and write scoring high marks in their Sats because it makes the school, and therefore politicians, look good. We have exam boards competing to offer the lowest pass mark because it allows heads to fulfil their GCSE targets. We have pupils pushed into easy subjects at A-level — which excludes them from applying to a top university — because it benefits the school. And we have universities that offer a 2:1 degree, as the IT company director put it, to “anyone who bothers to sit down and take the exam”.

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