Language website has spelling error

Far be it for me to criticise anybody for their spelling, but this Mirror story is too funny for me not to flag up. A home office website intended to help migrants learn to speak english was criticised for spelling ‘language’ wrong. Talk about epic fail! It has been called ‘beyond parody’. Of course I’m in two minds about the whole concept: on a purely practical level, most people get by more easily when they speak the local language; on the other hand, this move whiffs a bit of the government trying to dictate to people, demanding that everyone conform and use English. Either way, you’d think that if they were going to make such a website, they would take a little more care with their spelling.

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