A new one

I thought I’d seen every homophonic error possible on Yahoo!, but I was wrong. The “journalist” for Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket” came up with a new, creative, and totally hilarious way to spell leis:

news lays

Oh, that Hawaii School for Girls? It’s not in La Pietra, which is also not in Hawaii. It’s La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls.

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One Response to “A new one”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    That’s what happens when you run into the nearest phone booth and phone in your story. Unfortunately, this was a fast-breaking story, so there was little to check the facts. Had there been, they would have learned that La Pietra (a villa after which the school is named) is in Tuscany. While it’s not out of the question to conceive of a Hawaiian school in Italy, it does seem a little far-fetched. (Or is that “farfetched” (or “far fetched” (possibly from “fetched from afar”)))

    Yahoo! News is, as the Mikado remarked, “a source of innocent merriment”.


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