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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 13:07
Subject: Today's schoolboy howler
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The social morays at the time looked down on unmarried mothers.

I wasn't aware that the Moray was a schooling fish.

(From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8340741.stm)

ETA: Now fixed.
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Tim Illingworth
User: timill
Date: 2009-11-04 10:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
O tempura!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 12:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*snort*
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2009-11-04 10:13 (UTC)
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They've fixed it now. :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 10:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That was a quick reaction on their part, then - I dropped them pretty much the same comment as I posted here, at pretty much the same time.
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Ian
User: liasbluestone
Date: 2009-11-04 10:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Speech-to-text software, maybe?
That is how you pronounce mores, after all...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 11:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm more inclined to think the writer has a tendency to produce the same kind of typos that I do: namely, the SoundEx one, where the correct word comes out of the brain, but subconscious vocalisation means that the fingers pick the wrong spelling.

(I am quite capable of picking completely the wrong homophone, and only spotting the mistake when scanning what I've typed.)
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oldbloke
User: oldbloke
Date: 2009-11-04 10:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I prefer 'of the time' to 'at the time', too.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 11:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, 'of the time' would be preferable, but as 'at the time' isn't actually incorrect, I'm not going to count it against the writer.
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-11-04 11:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No matter how it is spelled, it is incapable of looking down on unmarried mothers. Or anything at all.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 11:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, the Moray has perfectly decent eyes, and if a post-pregnant floozy should happen to go reef diving, the scenario is quite possible.
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-11-04 12:03 (UTC)
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Yes, yes, of course. I'm not feeling myself today. A surfeit of Morays.
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Gid: Brainsalad
User: caerleon
Date: 2009-11-04 11:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Brainsalad
# When an eel bites your heel when you're swimming near Deal, that's a moray..
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-04 12:36 (UTC)
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Aarrgghh!!
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User: beckyl
Date: 2009-11-04 12:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Please don't make me go and look up the extended 'amore' puns scene from 'Calahans...' - I think he managed about a dozen.
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