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Friday, April 29, 2011

MyAnswers: Is it Mothers Day, Mothers' Day or Mother's Day?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

MyAnswers: Is it dependant or dependent?

The following MyAnswers solution 2087 is now available:

Is it dependant or dependent? These words catch me out all the time and I found the answer unexpected and quite fascinating. Anyone who thinks our language doesn't change over time should keep an eye on these words.

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Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How bogus bottles of Jacob's Creek were caught out by poor spelling

I read the following article recently which I thought I’d share with others. Even, or perhaps it should be especially, if you’re a criminal, if you make a make a spelling error, people will notice.

I find most people are polite and will overlook a spelling error, but it looks like if you’re a crook, you could be fair game. For our friends in Northern Ireland, the word crook is used in Australia to mean criminal.

Hundreds of fake Jacob's Creek bottles were seized by authorities in the UK because of a misspelling on the label.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge