Saturday, 10 July 2010

Headline deformation

Thanks to Mike Watson for drawing attention to this headline from today's Guardian. Deformation is, of course, a legitimate word (although I can honestly say this is the first time I have used it in either copy or a headline) so the spell-check would have let it through. But can there really be a trained journalist in the land who does not know what defamation is ... or how to spell it?


  1. Goodness. Whenever I see something like this my belly lurches as if it were me wot done it. Guilt complex is coming on nicely...

  2. The Guardian put out a whole article on bomb disposal recently telling us that the experts "diffuse" devices