There must be something in the air – something, that is, apart from the smoke and ash from the eructation of Mt Eksplodingge-Skrabullfaktri, that is. I mean to say, one waits for ages for a few splorterific misprints to turn up, the enlivening of one’s day, for the use of, and three turn up at once.
First is a cookbook whose recipe for tagliatelle calls for ‘freshly ground black people‘ – in response to which a correspondent on Facebook reported a local curry-house menu offering ‘slow baked aborigines’ instead of aubergines. Either cannibalism is back in fashion, or people are relying too much on their spell-checkers.
But the prize for Unfortunate Mispront Of The Week goes to this story reporting that patients who agreed to trial a new cervical-cancer vaccine would get the vaccine at a … well, let’s just say a significantly reduced prick. Sorry, I meant ‘price’.