Dumb and Dumber Day 99: Currency Spellcheck

Aidan Fort

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Welcome back to the “Dumb and Dumber ” series where every day we pick someone to be showcased as the Daily Dumb.

It’s not often that blunders made by entire countries happen, however in this case just that occurred. In a new printing of over 46 million new $50 bank notes, Australia seems to have failed to use spellcheck in their process. On said notes, the word “responsibility” is misspelled three times in the microscopic text. The word on each note is missing the third “i” in it. So now, the country has 46 million notes in circulation with three misspellings on them. Maybe they get a pass since it is microscopic text, but at the same time the amount of detail that’s given to each note, you’d think that would’ve been caught. Or maybe it was a big brain decision in order to catch counterfeit notes which had the word correctly spelled on them? Regardless of the reason, the country failed its “responsibilty”.

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