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Cross the eyes and dot the tees

WITH more than 60,000 registered voters on the Fraser Coast, it is inevitable that there will be a wide range of concerns.

Occasionally, these will be very specialised concerns.

For instance, the Dedicated League of English Teachers for Change is dead set against one Maryborough candidate.

Who...

...is the candidate who stands accused of murdering the English language?

A stickler for the rights of the humble apostrophe brought this candidate to the attention of the Stealth Reporter, believing his crimes against the lexicon were worthy of inclusion in Election Gossip.

While this column would generally be wary of such an issue (glass houses and all that), a perusal of the candidate's official website shows a genuine nightmare of mangled spelling, kidnapped question marks and capital letters loitering with intent where they seriously don't belong.

As one example for future candidate websites to follow, it should be noted that "Who am I?" is a question, not a statement.

Also, if you have promotional T-shirts advising people that you are the candidate for them, you should be aware that the correct grammar is "Anonymous Blank's the candidate for you" rather than "Anonymous Blanks the candidate for you".

All right - time to check the spelling of this thing 100 times, or else the DLETC will be on my case.

*Disclaimer: the DLETC is not a real organisation.

Topics:  election gossip, fraser coast regional council election 2012


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