Saturday, August 11, 2007

Correction of the Day

From the Guardian:

We suggested in a column (Is streaking antisocial or harmless British eccentricity?, page 2, G2, August 9) that a vulgar display of male aggression is not militated by humour. The intended word was mitigated.
Don't worry, you haven't missed a joke here. This is interesting because people usually make the opposite mistake by saying "mitigate against" when they mean "militate against".

Still, you would hope that people who write for or edit the Guardian would know the difference.

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