While preparing to go back to school, many students dread
the thought of having to meticulously proof read paper after paper, all because
in the academic world, “spelling counts.” Apparently if you are a bad speller,
however, you have a place in the government.
With the massive size of the stimulus program, you would
think that their online department, recovery.gov, was amply staffed. With a
bloated staff, silly errors like typos should never happen, right? Wrong.
The team over at
The Daily Caller reported on a very embarrassing typo – the state of
Delaware was spelt “Deleware” on the stimulus map. Really? The home state of
Vice President Joe Biden being misspelled? That is really unfortunate, don’t
Fun fact – the Recovery.gov website was allocated $18
million to redesign back in 2009. Even more worrisome, Recovery.gov isn’t the only government website
receiving stimulus cash – FederalReporting.gov is the website used to let
people report stimulus data to the government. We do
not know how much that site cost to develop.
Apparently the “recovery summer” did not leave time for
proof reading. Maybe a job that could be “saved or created” is copy editor at
the government’s web development team.