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Spot the typo
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Find the precious typographical error in this passage from an article in the Guardian entitled Making the Connection.

Mobile phones have become a ubiquitous, unavoidable part of daily life, with an estimated three out of every five children under 15 owning one. But instead of teachers continually trying to fight the distraction as the phones find their way into classrooms, the idea now is that they get students to use them for learning.

The proposed adoption of these devices in learning comes largely as a result of the m-learning project completed by the Learning and Shills Development Agency (LSDA), in which they used hybrid phone/personal digital assistant (PDA) devices in an effort to teach and motivate young adults who are not in employment, education or training.

Scoot your mouse under this text to see the typo:
Learning and Shills Development


Blogger Elizabeth said...

Ah, Jay, there is no excuse for this typo. Especially from the Guardian. But if sign writers can't spell check any longer, why would we want to belive that journalists can?

6:08 AM  
Blogger jay said...

Here's the problem. See http://tinyurl.com/awxhn

What I enjoyed about "shills" is that it might have been a Freudian slip.

As in, "I made the most terrible Freudian slip this Thanksgiving. I meant to say, 'Mom, please pass the mashed potatoes,' and instead, I said, 'Mom, you #$*&# bitch, you screwed up my life.'"

8:51 AM  
Blogger Vance said...

I processed the 'Shills' as if it were a name and didn't catch it on first pass. I like the technique of setting font to background color to disguise an answer until the user wants it revealed. Never occurred to me before (probably because I process too quickly, it appears).

6:12 AM  

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