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April 21, 2005 08:03 AM

Broken: BBC typo (fixed.. quickly!)

Bbc_1The typo shown at left has been fixed with lightning speed by Max Gadney and his excellent team at BBC News Interactive. He points out this feedback page where you can let them know about typos in the future.

Original text:

Within a not-funny news story, a somewhat funny typo, pointed out by Chris Schalk.


Hah... This is broken -- the link that is :) (I can't load the image)

Posted by: Jonathan Johnson at April 21, 2005 08:32 AM

Ok, it's unbroken. (Thanks)

Posted by: Jonathan Johnson at April 21, 2005 08:42 AM

Hi folks - This was corrected minutes after going up you'll be pleased to know. To feed back even quicker, please use this page:

Please feel free to send us any comments or feedback you have - we are very serious about delivering the best news services across all platforms and we like to include our audiences in that wherever possible.


Max Gadney, Head of Design, BBC News Interactive

Posted by: Max Gadney at April 21, 2005 10:38 AM

Nice, This just once again shows why I trust the BBC for news over all others.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at April 21, 2005 11:46 AM

Impressive response time!

Posted by: Maurs at April 21, 2005 04:23 PM

darn British can't get anything right

Posted by: thffp at April 21, 2005 07:37 PM

shut up

Posted by: head injury at April 21, 2005 08:13 PM

Never underestimate the destructive power of rickets.

Posted by: Alden Bates at April 22, 2005 01:47 AM

Apparently the terrorists are in the employ of Mr. Burns, now.

Posted by: Billy at April 22, 2005 11:09 PM

Bush was right after all, they do have bioweapons!

Posted by: Loren Pechtel at April 24, 2005 04:09 PM

What's with the quotation marks around "militants" in the headline? Whether they're using rockets or rickets, I don't think that there's any doubt that they are indeed militants.

Posted by: D.F. Manno at April 24, 2005 04:14 PM

why is there an "an" before US in the first sentence of the broken paragraph

Posted by: Elliot at November 10, 2005 11:19 PM

'cause in English, if there's a vowel before the next word, you use "an" not "a."

Posted by: Phill at November 20, 2005 05:58 PM

"An" when pronounced as a vowel, "a" when pronounced as a consonant. So yes, that's a typo.

Posted by: etx at June 14, 2006 05:05 PM

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