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Putting It Right.

September 8, 2010

 The (Christchurch) Press (Motto: Nihil utile quod non honestum) has a column called ‘Putting It Right’.

They write: The Press is committed to accuracy and talking with its readers. ‘Putting It Right’ is a forum for clarifications, corrections, trainspotters, pedants, perfectionists, etymologists, polymaths, people who make mistakes and those who never do.

Today’s column includes this entry:

                      J E Todd points out that On This Day (August 28) was incorrect to say the Scots defeated a British force at Newburn in 1640.

It was an English force. There were no British forces until the 1707 Act of Union.





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