World is Fukt – Australian Financial Review – Front Page Error

Today’s issue of The Australian Financial Review (West Australian edition) was published with an unfortunate error on the front page. An early ‘dummy’ of the front page was sent to the print centres by mistake, and it was on the news stands before anyone realised they’d ‘FUKT’ up. Can you spot the error?

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More details and the apology from editor Michael Stutchbury on Mumbrella.

Check your writing with the Hemingway App Website

Here's an example of some of the advice Hemingway gives you.
Here’s an example of some of the advice Hemingway gives you.

I’ve only just discovered the Hemingway App website.

Take an article you’ve written, paste it into the Hemingway App and it will tell you what needs fixing, to make it more readable.

Be careful with the output as the spelling is American English but the writing rules and advice it gives is excellent.

I assume the app was named after Ernest Hemingway because it teaches you clear and simple writing.

Ernest Hemingway learned the following four rules when he started as a reporter at the Kansas City Star in 1917.

  1. Use short sentences
  2. Use short first paragraphs
  3. Use vigorous English
  4. Be positive, not negative

Here’s some of my writing rules:

Seven’s chequebook journalism

Newspapers rarely engage in chequebook journalism but Channel 7 has had the chequebook out all week.

Schapelle Corby could receive between $1.3m and $3m for her interview.

Convicted murderer Simon Gittany’s girlfriend, Rachelle Louise paid up to $150,000.

Read the full article from Rick Feneley of the  SMH - Schapelle Corby, Rachelle Louise, the Harnum family: Seven’s grubby week of chequebook journalism

More Grammar and Grammatically Speaking Posts

The link I posted to the Grammatically Speaking Quiz has received so many hits I thought I’d share some more of the grammar related posts on this site.

The Oatmeal has great comics and also an excellent advice and rules on grammar.

There are also some great books and as always Google for sites like this and others for more advice on grammatically speaking.

Grammar is important in email too.

Use full stops. Period.