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…Pasties are not pastries?


In a recent post about correcting typos online, Stephen J. Dubner quoted from an article in The Economist: “In the hills north east of Mexico City it is not uncommon to find Cornish pasties for sale.”

He adds: They meant to write “pastries” but, considering that miners work really hard, they might also be hoping to encounter the kind of people who go shopping for pasties.

Unfortunately for Stephen, The Economist did not mean to write “pastries”, and to prove it, mailed him a genuine Cornish pasty stuffed with peas, carrots, potatoes and mystery meat.

If only all mistakes were that delicious!

[Freakonomics – Dept. of Oops]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Custom Rolls Royce?

Custom Rolls Royce

Thankfully these pictures speak for themselves, because the details of this concoction of a car are scarce.

Custom Rolls Royce Detail

From what I can gather, it was made by Dilip Chhabria Design, and is, unfortunately, a genuine Rolls Royce underneath, though it now looks more like a modified Nissan 350Z with a body kit than anything else.

Features include the Rolls Royce grill, Lamborghini doors, a completely custom rear, and a bright red interior.

I guess they gave up on subtle!

[Dilip Chhabria Design]