Thursday, July 9, 2009


Top Universities Are Sucky Spellers

SYDNEY, Australia (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Believe it or not, some of the most prestigious universities can’t even spell their own name right.

According to a recent survey by website spell checking platform spellr.us, 14.2 percent of webpages belonging to the world’s best universities contain at least one spelling error.

While some are tiny slip-ups, other blunders are much more embarrassing.

For instance, the word “university” is misspelled by 13 of the world’s top 20 institutions.

The website for Harvard Law School misspells the word “professor” on a main menu, and Yale University – despite being an Ivy League school – misspells “Yale University.”

The top misspelled words on school websites are “accommodation,” “technology,” “university,” “harassment,” and “research.”

Duke University has the most spelling errors of all with a whopping 300, while McGill University has the fewest with 34.

All universities with spelling issues can contact spellr.us for a helpful list of their spelling errors and broken links.

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