Saturday, 22 June 2013
When autocheck spells catastrophe
We all know the dangers of the spellcheck - but rarely do we see it result in something quite as catastrophic as this. Apparently, somebody at the Rossendale Free Press, one of the MEN's weekly papers, clicked autocorrect this week and changed the title's name to the Rostellate Free Press.
And to make it even worse, the website www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk became, quite spectacularly, www.roundheadednesss.co.uk. Where on earth did the extra 's' come from?
And I am assured by those who know that Barcus, Crushability and Ratchets are not places in Rossendale - or indeed anywhere.