Saturday, 10 May 2014

The perils of taking a story from the Internet

One reader objects in a letter to the editor in The Daily Examiner on 8 May 2014 to a lazy cut and paste used to create an article on the cheap:

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As Australians we say "aeroplane" not "airplane", "lift" not "elevator". It therefore surprises me that the article 10 High-flying Machines in DEX (29/4) was obviously just lifted from an American web source without checking for correct spelling for our shores.

What little is left for Australians to call their own let's try hard to keep.

Let Americans go on airplanes and I'll go on an aeroplane.

Celeste Warren

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