You may have noticed we’re sticklers for accuracy, spelling, grammar and punctuation here at Lifehacker. This can make things exceedingly awkward when a typo happens to slip through our ranks, but that is the cross we pedants must bear.
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Now we don’t want to make a habit of pointing out the punctuation gaffes of various companies and organisations, but when the perpetrator is the NSW Department Of Education And Communities (DEC), it’s pretty hard to resist.
On the front page of its Leaving School website, the DEC lists the emotions, aspirations and fears that graduates may experience as they embark upon a new life as adults. Pay attention to the last sentence.
Did you spot the mistake? We think you’ll agree that this isn’t a terribly good look for an organisation with ‘Education’ in its title. What we can learn from this is that it always pays to carefully proofread your copy — there are some things that even a spell-cheque wont pick up.
What’s the worst spelling bungle you’ve seen/made in a customer-facing document? Let us know in the comments section below.