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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Criminal Sentence 315: Newsworthy misspelling

From CNN yesterday:

"France returns artefacts to Egypt"

News is ever-changing, but spelling isn't. The word is "artifacts."


Westley said...

I suppose that would really depend on which side of the pond the CNN story orginated. My spell checker (set to British English) wants to change 'artifact' to 'artefact' all the time.

Two countries separated by a common language, right?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Hi. This CNN broadcast was sent from Atlanta as far as I know.

Anonymous said...

It is just British English. It is just odd that they would would use British English in Atlanta, USA.

Anonymous said...

Oops! I made a typo last time: "would would".