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Britain's schools minister fails spelling test

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Britain's schools minister has admitted he could do better when it comes to spelling, after a newspaper found a string of basic errors on his website. But Jim Knight, who went to Cambridge University, blamed some of the problems on a failure to check what he writes.

 

Examples of his poor spelling include "maintainence" for "maintenance," "acheiving" for "achieving" and "archeaological" for "archaeological," as well as the more obviously lazy "foce" for "force" and "convicned" for "convinced."

 

The Sun mocked up a picture of the minister in a D for dunce's cap, calling him the "minister for educashun."

 

"When I was at school, the teachers always told me to check my work," he told the paper, adding: "While my spelling is generally pretty good, I need to focus more on checking."

 

Fair game - for you who remember or ex Vice= President Dan Quayle and his potatoe gaff! :lol::lol:

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Examples of his poor spelling include "maintainence" for "maintenance," "acheiving" for "achieving" and "archeaological" for "archaeological," as well as the more obviously lazy "foce" for "force" and "convicned" for "convinced."

 

The result of the special relationship :D

 

Color instead of colour, customize instead of customise etc. :oops:

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Come on moderators, there are now five of these morons now.

 

Now Eagle, don't let them ruffle your feathers. :wink:

What do you want me to do? They've done nowt. :roll:

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