August 17, 2011

Berlin mayor criticises nostalgia for Berlin Wall

Wowereit said the Wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells peeled while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across Berlin for a moment of silence for the victims.

In the story on Berlin’s mayor commenting on nostalgia for the Berlin Wall, it is stated that “…bells peeled…” Bells PEAL, not PEEL!


Fears of more violence after worst London riots for years

The disturbance was finally brought under control on Sunday after hours of sporadic clashes. Buildings were still shouldering, bricks littered the roads and burglar alarms continued to ring out.

Buildings were shouldering? It should be smouldering.


Strugging Republican Pawlenty exits White House race

Can you people spell check your headlines! How embarrassing!


Not huge mistakes, but sloppy ones that shouldn’t have been made, and were understandably pointed out by readers: GBU Editor

Roses are placed on sheets of paper with the names of those killed while trying to escape from East Berlin by crossing the Berlin Wall during a ceremony at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski 


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