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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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User: liasbluestone
Date: 2009-11-04 13:26 (UTC)
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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 14:51 (UTC)
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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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