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Posts Tagged “Commencement 2011”
Jul 28 2011
May 25 2011
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
May 22 2011
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May 21 2011
Update: University Registrar John Q. Pierce sent an e-mail to campus press organizations apologizing for the error.
“We recognize that the tradition of excellence we celebrate today far exceeds this oversight,” he wrote. Those who want to obtain a corrected copy may do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown’s 2011 Commencement book contains the name and high school of every graduating senior, the name, college, and discipline of every graduating graduate student, and loads of other quasi-useful information, including a brief history of our fine University.
You know what else it contains? A pretty egregious spelling error, emblazoned across the bottom of the front cover. Here’s a closer look: