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Old 03-04-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
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People who use spell checkers then don't proof-read are very common!
Indeed.

A newspaper in a neighboring town is notorious for its mistakes. (Heck, some people have told me the only reason they continue to subscribe is because spotting the goofups makes good entertainment!) One of the most recent oopses had to have been due to a spelling checker running unchecked and no followup by a proofreader. Dominic, a child from a prominent, well liked, very-church-active family got his photograph in the paper for something or other. The cutline below it stated his name as "Demonic."

(Oh and was there any apology or rerunning of the photo with the corrected cutline the next week? Nope. How not to win friends and influence people!)

   
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