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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006, 03:14 GMT 04:14 UK
Spellchecker firm corrects typo
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A company spokesman said he was left with egg on his face
A company that sells software to stop spelling mistakes on the internet has had to reissue its latest press release after letting through a typing mistake.

Canadian company TextTrust, which sells software to eliminate "the negative text impressions on Web sites", had to send out its own statement again.

The release listed "the 16 million we (sic) pages it has spellchecked over the past year".

"It's very embarrassing," said the company's PR representative.

'Egg on the face'

The press release listed words including "independent", "accommodation" and "definitely", which were spelled "independant", "accomodation" and "definately".

But it did not list the word "web".

"I made the mistake, not TextTrust - they do a much better job," said PR manager Pat Brink. "It's certainly egg on the face of this public relations person."

TextTrust said it used a combination of human editors and special spell-checking software to find spelling errors on the web.




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