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[PEDANT ALERT] MNHQ - on the home page, can you please correct your glaring error?

(37 Posts)
MamaG Mon 02-Jul-07 12:17:46

Thank you.

(wonders how may MNers are clicking on "home" to see if they can spot it)

MamaG Mon 02-Jul-07 12:21:10

(concludes: not many)

purplemonkeydishwasher Mon 02-Jul-07 12:25:17

<not a pedant emoticon>

i'm gonna need s'more clues...

saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 02-Jul-07 12:27:22

Is it a test?

The bit about teachers doesn't read very well.

purplemonkeydishwasher Mon 02-Jul-07 12:27:52

i was thinking that too

southeastastra Mon 02-Jul-07 12:28:24

was it the kids' teeth thing. though i haven't a clue if that's right or not. good tip though, funny.

Tentiebug Mon 02-Jul-07 12:28:30

that makes 3 of us thinking the same

fanella Mon 02-Jul-07 12:30:16

is it 'unfinishable'? doesn't look quite right to me....

Is it not even a word?

chopster Mon 02-Jul-07 12:30:19

I read the teeth bit, I thought that was right, because she was referring to kids in the plural, so all of your childrens' teeth. rather than one kid's teeth.

Or is it the extra speech mark at the end of the quote on the mumsnet in the news section.

clutteredup Mon 02-Jul-07 12:30:21

Is it 'unfinishable'? I don't think it's a real word but it's an appropriate title, I guess.

MegaLegs Mon 02-Jul-07 12:31:33

The word 'teacher' is missing from the teacher present bit - is that it?

belgo Mon 02-Jul-07 12:32:24

is it "natural" being in speech marks when it should be in apstrophes?

chopster Mon 02-Jul-07 12:32:56

ooh megalegs, I think you may be right. That doesn't read right at all.

I still think the extra speech mark needs deleting too though.

MollyCoddle Mon 02-Jul-07 12:33:09

Should it be "Bring out the Branston"?

chopster Mon 02-Jul-07 12:33:28

they use loads of speech marks instead of apostrophes, I hate that, it's one of my pet peeves, but seems to be in common usage.

AbbyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Jul-07 12:33:32

I really don't have the time to search for my colleagues' glaring mistakes... can you just tell me what it is and I'll fix it? Ta v much

MegaLegs Mon 02-Jul-07 12:33:49

Also should India be a Sunday Times' columnist? I never get apostrophes on words ending with s right though.

fanella Mon 02-Jul-07 12:35:00

should it be - mum's net?

MegaLegs Mon 02-Jul-07 12:35:06

Tell me, tell me, I need a wee before I pick up DS3 from pre school <<wriggle on chair emoticon>>

chopster Mon 02-Jul-07 12:37:03

megalegs, you are right re the times.

Wisteria Mon 02-Jul-07 12:37:47

It's child's teacher anything

MollyCoddle Mon 02-Jul-07 12:38:33

Oooh - is it "'till"?

JJMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Jul-07 12:42:15

Ok, please put me out of my misery. It was late and I was tired and I'm sorry and have no clue what's wrong.


AbbyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Jul-07 12:43:14

The India Knight one is just being picky Run it past Google and see how many times you see someone referred to as a Sunday Times' columnist. For some reason you don't.

AbbyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Jul-07 12:43:54

I've added teacher, btw, even though it reads like an Ant and Bee book now.

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