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If the worst flub is a typo

I suppose the Aussy's can live with that.

I don't care what's printed on the currency my gov issues as long as I can buy stuff with it.

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(NT) The bills are legal, as will be their replacements.
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Sure they are

As those bills go out of circ and new bills come in without the typo it becomes a nonissue.

Actually it was not an issue from the start just something for some folks to carp about.

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I offered it as a somewhat less gruesome

tech failure than the usual SE stuff.
Didn't read to the end, did you? Happy

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I read to the end

A typo is a nonissue.

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It could make it a collectable

But mostly long from now. Maybe add a few if you can get consecutive serial numbers and gift in the future to your heirs.

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Light humo(u)r.

"Phew. Now let's just hope we didn't make any typos in this artilce."

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You are a debble

Ooops, that's devil. :^)

[ from those old men's blues songs that spoke of "debble women" , and
the women's blues songs who spoke of dastardly men, sometimes using the same phonetics]

Rick " damned " Jones

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My funniest encounter with BBC people

was the time I spotted a typo in an article and reported it. As I explained then, I wasn't being Pharisaical but I always steered my students to the website as a place where good English could be found.
I got a nice response, and replied in kind. End of story ...
Except, in my reply I mentioned "prooreading".
Worse, I didn't see it until I came across it a couple years later.

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That is funny

I've noticed in the last few years, especially in online newspapers, journals, magazines and news sites, that words are skipped and not caught by whoever does the proofreading. Or is that whomever? I never could remember the rule on that. Anyway, sentences like "The accused was caught in the act of burglary" are truncated to "The accused was caught in act of burglary".

I'm sure you've noticed this too. It's widespread, and I think perhaps a consequence of younger journalists being part of the generation raised on computers and 'smart' phones for output instead of typewriters. Or maybe decreasing revenues and hence positions for paid and un-paid proofreaders? I don't know, really.

What *is* perhaps more interesting is the attitudes of people when I mention this phenomenon - some say it does not matter if the gist of the sentence is understood, sometimes even remarking that such reflects an "economy" of space and bytes. If taken to an extreme, maybe that accounts for the explanation of Trump's team that his calling Tim Cook of Apple "Tim Apple" was a sort of 'shorthand'. ? {and *that's* funny, too, but for a decidedly different and perhaps ultimately unsettling reason.}

Rick " persnickety " Jones

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