Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

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Everyone makes small mistakes on occasion. Sometimes, that occasion comes millions of times in a row. It took six months for someone to spot the error: the word RESPONSIBILTY, which we assume was someone’s responsibilty to correct. Oops. While the Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that they will correct the error in future print runs, they have also confirmed that the error exists and is, by this point, incredibly widespread. Now, 46 million of these $50 bills are floating around Australia—that’s $2.3 billion. Given that the bill is still valid currency, it’s likely they’ll stay that way. Whoever’s job it …

These New Changes to the Rules of Scrabble Might Spell Trouble

These New Changes to the Rules of Scrabble Might Spell Trouble

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The evolution of language is nothing to fear… unless thou art living in Medieval times, which, incidentally, is when the first documented use of the singular ‘they’ took place. Some people don’t like it when words like ‘bougie’ or ‘TL;DR’ become words in a more official capacity… even though, clearly, we’re already using them. We call those people ‘elitists:’ people who think language is sacred and untouchable, that Shakespeare couldn’t drop profundities and make dick jokes at the exact same time.   Image Via The Mary SUE   One of the greatest things about language is that it’s constantly evolving to …

Twitter’s Unnecessary Quotation Marks Make Everything Sound Suspicious

Twitter’s Unnecessary Quotation Marks Make Everything Sound Suspicious

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This morning, I saw a tweet by Twitter user @dracomallfoys in which they have carefully curated a collection of signs made amusing and honestly, fairly ominous, by the inclusion of completely unnecessary quotation marks.    unnecessary quotation marks really make anything sound ominous pic.twitter.com/n8AwJrGbjJ — f thot fitzgerald (@dracomallfoys) January 26, 2018   I gleaned such enjoyment from this tweet that I set off on a journey to discover other examples of the phenomenon of unnecessary quotation marks, and I was not disappointed. Thrill to this collection of “slightly strange” signs spotted by the “Twitter community.”     Via ReplyGif   The Department …