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Old 19th Sep 2018, 15:50
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One for the sites Spelling Police

Ahhh good old quality contol

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45572275



And yes, contol was intentional.

Some of the comments read well, "no one gives an F anymore"
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 15:55
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D'you mean "site's" and not "sites?"
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:08
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D'you mean "site's" and not "sites?"
Beat me to it!
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:10
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Navigational query.....

Where's the f in Pacific?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:14
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All that cost-cutting catches up with you in the end.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:25
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Airplane too short?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:41
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I never put apostrophes in thread titles as some site's do not allow them, so I sadly tend apply the rule carte blanche. I could have said it was another go at the spelling police, but it isn't.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:43
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Reminds me of the web address for britis hairways.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 16:51
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You mean "some sites" (as in the plural) do not allow them?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 17:10
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You mean "some sites" (as in the plural) do not allow them?
Aaaand you beat me! ;-)
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 17:17
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Seriously - how could work like this ever leave the paint shop?
I have no clue what technology is used to paint aircraft nowadays, maybe its all done by robots that don‘t check their work and someone made a typo during programming. Or the plane was painted by illiterates.
To me, it seems somewhat too obvious to be a genuine mistake.
Maybe a little marketing gimmick?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 18:10
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Simple explanation - someone said to the painter, "F off". And Bob's yer uncle.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 18:25
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The problem started earlier I think, the gap between the Y and P is too large!
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 18:51
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Only business class and economy, so no F.
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Remember when Dan Air paid a rather expensive sign writer when one of there own staff could have done it for half the cost.
Ended up with Dan Air Lodon on the 1-11.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 19:27
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From the photos in the BBC story, the airline's first instinct is to cover-up the mistake, just as is done with accident aircraft.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 20:04
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Originally Posted by tremblerman View Post
Remember when Dan Air paid a rather expensive sign writer when one of there own staff could have done it for half the cost.
Ended up with Dan Air Lodon on the 1-11.
Seeing that we are talking spelling police it's ''their'' and not 'there' in that context
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 20:32
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Seeing that we are talking spelling police it's ''their'' and not 'there' in that context
I think it should be 'when one of its own staff...'.
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"Simple explanation - someone said to the painter, "F off". And Bob's yer uncle."

Best one!
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 21:18
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
I think it should be 'when one of its own staff...'.
You are correct, it's its, not it's. As Frank Zappa said, the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.
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