Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Spelling in the news

In Louisiana, a man has been arrested for attempting to cash forged checks. What gave him away: misspelling fifty as fiffty . The double f can be tricky: in 2015, three men posing as police officers misspelled sheriff as sherif on their costumes.

Trivia: what film character has a last name that begins with two lowercase f s?

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comments: 3

misterbagman said...

"Ffolkes", starring Roger Moore as the title character, 1979. I actually saw it in its initial theatrical release.


misterbagman said...

... and then I went and screwed it up by capitalizing it.

Michael Leddy said...

I didn’t know there was more than one such name! I was thinking of Scott ffolliott in Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent .