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Old 06 August 2007, 11:12 PM
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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.

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Old 06 August 2007, 11:18 PM
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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.
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:21 PM
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I suspect the comment is in reference to the "break this record" that is circled.
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:25 PM
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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.
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:29 PM
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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 . . .
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:30 PM
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Break the record for most individuals killed in a terrorist act? No problem, lemme get right on that.
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:35 PM
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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.)
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:40 PM
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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. 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
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:44 PM
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I see it as a funny coincidence and nothing more

Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:39 AM
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Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?

On the right hand side.

Where: World Trade Centre
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:42 AM
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Ahem... British spelling... kinda like humour and colour.
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:42 AM
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Centre isn't really a misspelling though... so even spellcheckers could miss it.
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:43 AM
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/centre
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:46 AM
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Ahem... British spelling... kinda like humour and colour.
And Ginness.
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:56 AM
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Fine. If you prefer, it's spelled "center" in the body. One of the two has to be wrong.
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Old 07 August 2007, 02:12 AM
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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.
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:33 PM
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Me too, but I have to ask- what spelling error?
Worse, what I initially thought was a spelling error was not. Double Whammy for me.
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Old 07 August 2007, 07:50 PM
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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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