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Georgetown Misspells Facsimile While Apologizing for Misspelling UniversityGeorgetown Misspells Facsimile While Apologizing for Misspelling University

Spell check has doubled its lead over Georgetown.

At the school's commencement this weekend, programs were distributed with "Georgetown University" spelled "Georgetown Univeristy" on the cover. To fix the problem, Georgetown told disappointed grads, families, and friends to contact the registrar, who will provide corrected copies of the program to anyone requesting one.

Alas, the bottom of the letter apologizing for the spelling mistake listed the "facsimilie" number of the registrar's office.

We're still waiting to hear back from the university about the printing costs for the new program and the number of requests they've received. No word yet on whether anyone else complained about the new typo. UPDATE: Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh says fewer than 100 people have called to request a corrected program.

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  • Chris

    EH, at least we're still cheaper than GW.

  • Katie
  • Katie

    *Spell check


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  • David Roffman

    Let me know when City Paper puts out a perfectly clean edition.

  • Dan McQuade

    This is truly newsworthy.

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  • Richard P Feynman

    "If the professors of English will complain to me that the students who come to the universities, after all those years of study, still cannot spell "friend," I say to them that something's the matter with the way YOU spell friend." - RP Feynman

    In other words, spelling is ambiguous and means nothing. Plus, we all know the humanities are for people who can't cut it in science.