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April 25, 2009

Mexico shuts schools in capital in flu scar

Hello, I noticed an error today on the Reuters site, that made me stare at the article in confusion.

Please note the lack of an E at the end of Scar(e). Such a simple word should not be misspelled in an article released from a company like Reuters. Are these articles proofread?

F.M.

Yes, but apparently not well enough. Readers always notice sloppy headline errors, and we’ve had too many of them lately: GBU Editor

A woman wears a mask as she walks inside of a metro station in Mexico City April 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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