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Friday Funnies: Weekly says sorry over ‘death students’ error


A fundraising event for a new deaf school took a rather macabre turn last week after the Exmouth Journal revealed “death students” would be welcomed to the institution.

The mistake prompted an apology in this week’s edition, with the newspaper further urging readers to support the “amazing project”.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 10:17 am

    “Due to a typo that snuck through?”. A dreadful mix of jargon and American. An editor who appreciates good English might be a start.
    Note for editor- the word you need is “sneaked”.
    “because of a typing mistake that sneaked through” might have been better.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Two words: no subs. They have been systematically axed by Archant over the past few years.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm


    Only last week Archant headlined a piece on their website about a local football club playing a visiting ‘death team’ needless to say there was no apology.
    The grammar on their social media sites gets worse, many EDP posts are full of comments pointing out the most basic errors but it’s what you get I suppose when you chase clicks rather than pride yourselves on accuracy and quality reportage.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Russ. I suspect a lot of the digital whizz-kids feeding the web frenzy have no idea how to write properly. And no-one is correcting them if this editor’s efforts are a yardstick.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    You’re right, it’s usually a case of poor grammar,when I look up the name attributed to the piece it’s nearly always a young reporter/ trainee who seem to be tasked with getting copy on line at speed, sadly the ones who need the support and guidance the most rarely if ever get it.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Very shoddy and slipshod. Absolute shower. At least it gave new chance to promote the appeal.

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