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Monday, 18 October 2010

LOLMAH BROTHERS?

The phonic spelling disasters continue to pile up in Greece's leading newspapers. However, it must be said that the Communists' paper, The Radical, has a very good reason not to be able to spell the name of the Vampire Squid. I'd be dissapointed if they could.

But is it possible that the leading centre-right paper, Kathimerini, can possibly not know the name of the bank whose collapse broke the financial world? Read it and weep my friends: the tale of LehmaBrothers, mentioned not once but thrice in one article. Perhaps the missing letters are meant to convey an uber-relaxed air of familiarity, the way people refer to SocGen instead of Société Générale. I'll give the author the benefit of the doubt, as he seems to be able to spell in other articles. Or maybe Newstime has better copy-editors.

But really, a little bit of phonics all round would work wonders.

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