Georgetown misspells “facsimile,” ugh
If you remember this past weekend, Georgetown University Commencement books had the word “University” misspelled as “Univeristy.” If you can believe it, the madcap antics would not stop there. Washington City Paper noted this Monday that in the University’s letter apologizing for the error, the word “facsimile” is misspelled with an “ie” at the end.
One commenter pointed out that six linguists in the Georgetown University Linguistics Department developed the first spell-check system for IBM during the 1970s. Alas, one of these linguists still works in the department. This leads us to wonder if the department has shared their system with any other administrators.
According to City Desk, on Monday, Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh said fewer than 100 people have called to request a corrected program.
h/t and photo: Washington City Paper