Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Its confused

You may have heard about the brouhaha surrounding the proposal by Mid Devon Council to abandon apostrophes in street names from now on 'to avoid potential confusion'.

Yes, I know. Idiots.

Well I don't intend repeating all the arguments here but, while endeavouring to discover more, John H was bemused to see this headline in Saturday's Daily Telegraph.

So, is The Telegraph trying to be clever here? Ironic? Sarcastic even?

John doesn't think so. He says, 'I can't believe it's not a deliberate mistake, but there's no footnote or reference to the headline in the article, and it's not yet April 1st, so it must be a genuine typo!'

I agree, John. Its a typo.


  1. I think my money is on it having been done on purpose. The Times, I believe, did something similar with their headline and lead para for the same story, but made enough 'mistakes' for it to be rather more obvious.

  2. Ah, OK. Thanks, Jon. Can't argue with that.
    You'd think that there'd be the equivalent of a winking smiley face somewhere though.


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