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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:38 PM

Oops! Typo takes the 'L' out of 'public' in charter schools ad

There are some words that auto-correct or spell-checkers just don't catch. They might be spelled right, but mean something oh-so-wrong in the context. And this one proved an embarrassment for a charter school organization in Washington state.

An advertisement that ran in the Sunday and Monday editions of The News Tribune in Tacoma left out a single letter in quite the unfortunate spot, NBC station KING of Seattle reported.

"Are you interested in Pubic Charter Schools?" the ad mistakenly read.

"This was our mistake," Jim Spady, a spokesperson for the Washington Charter School Resource Center, told KING. The center wrote the newspaper ad, which was supposed to publicize an upcoming conference.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/12/15866602-oops-typo-takes-the-l-out-of-public-in-charter-schools-ad?lite

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joeybee12 Dec 2012 OP
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Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #4
MineralMan Dec 2012 #2
FLSurfer Dec 2012 #3
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #6
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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

1. I had to laugh at this.

I was a copy editor for many outdoors magazines. Many times I would see the "l" left out of the word public, such as pubic land hunting.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:04 PM

4. Or that sign during the health care debate, that read "NO PUBIC OPTION"

What do people have against the letter "L"?

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. Aren't all High Schools Pubic Schools, Really?

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:02 PM

3. A few years ago my local newspaper ran the

headline "100 Years of Pubic Service", when announcing their 100th anniversary.
I guess it's more common than I realized at the time.

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Response to FLSurfer (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. I still remember one of the funniest

typos I've ever seen, nearly thirty years ago, when I was in high school, in a newspaper headline. It was about the state's governor who'd signed a lot of bills the day before, and the headline was meant to say "governor's pen is busy." Only they made the slight, trivial mistake of not putting a space between "pen" and "is". You can just imagine the fun people had with that one!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. Back in the mid-90s, I was writing policies and procedures for public works contracts

and I forgot the "L". Unfortunately, I asked a co-worker with a sick sense of humor (similar to mine) to proof-read. She still won't let me forget about it.

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