ACTive Voice issue 3 2021

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Back Page Bloopers

From The Guardian (UK)’s regular corrections and clarifications column.

• Malapropism corner: “With the prime minister and his cabinet publicly flaunting their own guidance, it is

perhaps little wonder mask wearing has dropped significantly” (No masks and no plan: a perilous winter

awaits, 19 September 2021, page 40) https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/26/for-the-record.

[It would have been much better if they had been flaunting the guidance, rather than flouting it! -Ed]

• Homophone corner: “He then had a dozen oysters and a draft Guinness, followed by some Sachertorte”

(Why Len Deighton is set to thrill a new generation, 2 May 2021, page 42)


[Sounds like it was a very sketchy meal! -Ed]

• An analysis piece (“Agreement to tax Google, Facebook is historic. Will Brexit Britain stay onside?”,

6 June 2021) said Joe Biden had “a headwind of support for higher taxes on corporations and the super-rich

to pay for his recovery programmes”. The intended word was “tailwind”


[It’s all a matter of perspective – perhaps it looks like a headwind from the direction of the super-rich? -Ed]

Your current Committee

President Eris Jane Harrison

Vice-President Elizabeth Ganter

Secretary Ngaire Kinnear

Treasurer Geoff Dawson

Assistant Treasurer vacant

Membership Secretary Mark Taylor

Online Communications Vicki Taylor

Public Officer Gina Dow

Professional Development Coordinator

Nigel Brew

Meetings Coordinator Eris Harrison

Website Manager Howard Silcock

Newsletter Editor Deb Fleming

Immediate Past President Kate Potter

General Committee

Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Gil Garcon

Non-Committee positions

ACT Mentoring Coordinator Kaaren Sutcliffe

Catering Coordinator Mary Webb

ACTive Voice

(Formerly ‘The Canberra editor’)

Volume 31, Number 3, July to September 2021

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