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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Spelling is Hard Work 

Perhaps I was too hard on our friends at AXcess News yesterday. After all, how can we expect mere journalists [sic] to get their grammar and vocabulary right, when our own government lacks the ability to use a spell checker?
The White House went all out to showcase the advantages of President Bush's ambitious financial agenda this week, but in the end the "challenges" proved too much.

The word "challenges" -- a main theme of a two-day White House economic conference that ended on Thursday -- was misspelled on a large television monitor that stood in front of Bush during a panel discussion.

"Financial Challanges for Today and Tomorrow," the message proclaimed in dark blue capital letters against a bright yellow background....

The White House had no immediate comment on the misspelling.






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