As it’s Friday, we decided to roll with something a little lighter. It’s been one hell of a week in politics and economics and frankly, I think we could all do with a laugh. And who better to gain a laugh at the expense of, than the Daily Mail?
It would appear that a copy editor at the Mail made a little mistake over the word xenophobe, turning it into xenophone. You would think if the Mail was going to spell any word correctly, it would be the one which defines much of its reporting. It didn’t take long for the brilliant brain behind @SLATUKIP to spot the mistake and then all holy hell broke loose as people attempted to answer the question:
What is a xenophone?
One guy asked Siri…
— Paul (@Kolology) October 2, 2015
Renowned author A L Kennedy came up with this fine explanation.
@SLATUKIP Xenophone: person with compulsion to play a cornet solo every time they see someone who seems foreign.
— A. L. Kennedy (@Writerer) October 2, 2015
This is my personal favourite. I just love the imagery.
— John Traynor (@Mr_JDTraynor) October 2, 2015
xenophone , the only phone allowing to vote by SMS in the EU referendum (multiple times, but only one option to vote: NO/LEAVE) @SLATUKIP
— INSIGHTS (@AJS_2010) October 2, 2015
And what about this for inventive?
— MI5 Trumpton (@mi5uk) October 2, 2015
— Captain Europe (@captain_europe) October 2, 2015
And just incase you were wondering if this cock up at the Mail actually happened – here’s the original article (via a ‘do not link’, we don’t want to give the DM any traffic). We’ve had a jolly good laugh, and we hope you have too. Happy Friday everyone.
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