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snopes 07 August 2007 12:12 AM

Guinness mistake
 
Comment: Found this in a forum that I read. The Web site's format has changed, so I can't be sure if it's true or not.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/graphics/guinness.jpg

diddy 07 August 2007 12:18 AM

I don't see the big deal. Lots of sites probably have a spelling error or two somewhere. People notice them, and let the webaster know so it gets changed.

tribrats 07 August 2007 12:21 AM

I suspect the comment is in reference to the "break this record" that is circled.

MidgardDragon 07 August 2007 12:25 AM

Even though diddy seemed to miss the point, I will second the "big deal" if this is true. It looks like something that could happen, a World Record site uses a general format for all of it's stories so that they can just type in the article, and occasionally records that no one would like to break or that are in poor taste might show up making some of the pre-formatted stuff out of place.

deftonesmo 07 August 2007 12:29 AM

=)
 
It's true . . . I remember seeing some web postings a while ago . . . you can google "Guinness World Records Terrorist Attack" and you'll get some hits . . .

remarkgullabull 07 August 2007 12:30 AM

Break the record for most individuals killed in a terrorist act? No problem, lemme get right on that. :rolleyes:

James G 07 August 2007 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgardDragon (Post 276521)
Even though diddy seemed to miss the point, I will second the "big deal" if this is true. It looks like something that could happen, a World Record site uses a general format for all of it's stories so that they can just type in the article, and occasionally records that no one would like to break or that are in poor taste might show up making some of the pre-formatted stuff out of place.

Its a bit like some of the ads that pop up if you google things like 'Anthrax' or 'Nuclear Weapons.'

(Or rather used to with Anthrax, they seem to have improved their automated systems a bit. Nuclear weapons isn't doing it at the moment either.)

diddy 07 August 2007 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgardDragon (Post 276521)
Even though diddy seemed to miss the point, I will second the "big deal" if this is true. It looks like something that could happen, a World Record site uses a general format for all of it's stories so that they can just type in the article, and occasionally records that no one would like to break or that are in poor taste might show up making some of the pre-formatted stuff out of place.

Your right. I did miss it. I probably should have turned the whole association portion of my brain on. :D I still see nothing wrong with it since its a standard layout. I think that Guiness has a disclaimer that urges people not to break the law in the attempt to break records.

I see it as a funny coincidence and nothing more

TuFurg 07 August 2007 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diddy (Post 276545)

I see it as a funny coincidence and nothing more


Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?
:D

That_Todd_Guy 07 August 2007 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TuFurg (Post 276550)
Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?
:D


On the right hand side.

Where: World Trade Centre

Malruhn 07 August 2007 02:42 AM

Ahem... British spelling... kinda like humour and colour.

FullMetal 07 August 2007 02:42 AM

Centre isn't really a misspelling though... so even spellcheckers could miss it.

snopes 07 August 2007 02:43 AM

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/centre

Eddylizard 07 August 2007 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malruhn (Post 276674)
Ahem... British spelling... kinda like humour and colour.

And Ginness. ;)

That_Todd_Guy 07 August 2007 02:56 AM

Fine. If you prefer, it's spelled "center" in the body. One of the two has to be wrong.

ganzfeld 07 August 2007 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by That_Todd_Guy (Post 276685)
Fine. If you prefer, it's spelled "center" in the body. One of the two has to be wrong.

That's not wrong. That's Canadian spelling.

diddy 07 August 2007 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TuFurg (Post 276550)
Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?
:D

Worse, what I initially thought was a spelling error was not. Double Whammy for me.

TuFurg 07 August 2007 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by That_Todd_Guy (Post 276685)
Fine. If you prefer, it's spelled "center" in the body. One of the two has to be wrong.

Good catch indeedy. Perhaps they were just covering all the bases;-)


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