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Ok then. Did The Times get it wrong?

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chaostrulyreigns · 22/01/2010 21:56

I spotted this about a year ago and still wondering about it.

Very sad I know.

"every parents' worst nightmare"

What do you think?

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Feenie · 22/01/2010 21:59


thisisyesterday · 22/01/2010 22:01

hmm yes it is wrong. because it is every single parent's worst nightmare. not ltos of parents

theyoungvisiter · 22/01/2010 22:02


They all get it wrong all the time. Some misprints are more inspired than others though. I saw a "breach" birth in the times a while back which did make me lol.

TigerDrivesAgain · 22/01/2010 22:04

Another wrong. You can't have multiple everys, if you see what I mean. They do have an apologies column (or used to anyway) so maybe they had to grovel a few days later

chaostrulyreigns · 22/01/2010 22:13

That's exactly what I thought - you can't have anything plural after the word 'every'.

I think.

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SingingBear · 22/01/2010 22:15

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BoysAreLikeDogs · 22/01/2010 22:19

CTR I like the cut of your jib

theyoungvisiter · 22/01/2010 22:23

so to burst any bubbles, but a paper would never correct something so minor as a misplaced apostrophe.

The corrections/apologies are usually for absolute clangers (like getting a country's capital wrong, or mis-spelling a world leader's name), or errors regarding people's personal details that risk hurt or legal action.

theyoungvisiter · 22/01/2010 22:23

that should have been "sorry" not "so"! Over-enthusiastic delete key on my keyboard...

chaostrulyreigns · 22/01/2010 22:33

Oooh BALD I've just googled that - I know - I'm ill-educated (but live as far away from the sea as is possible in this country - feeble excuse).

But I like it lots, and, of course, ditto.

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