Or at least better spellers.
From the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday:
The same story, as summarized by a U.S. aviation-security newsletter I receive, which linked to that very SMH article:
Ie, one of the Yank editors looked at the Australian article and decided to "improve" its spelling. Or perhaps make it more genteel. I would wrap up here with the requisite joke about the decline of American education or the collapse of journalistic standards or the unintended long-term cognitive effects of exposure to "Set phasers to stun!" commands from Captain Kirk, but any of those would be too obvious. So I'll just move on.
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James Fallows is a staff writer at The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.