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…Pasties are not pastries?

Pasty

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 Website Wednesday: Overheard.it?

Overheard.it

Overheard.it is a Twitter quote aggregator that gathers together everything and anything that gets tweeted with the word “overheard” at the start, and puts it all in one place for your perusing pleasure.

From the very beginning, Twitter was used as an easy way to share funny quotes that you heard with the world, and Overheard.it wants to make sure those quotes don’t just make it to someone’s immediate followers.

Be warned though, a visit to Overheard.it shows you all of the dumb and/or funny things that are being said around the world at any one moment, and you may quickly loose your taste for humanity.

Prepare to become addicted to eavesdropping.

[Overheard.it]