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Oct28

Google Adopts Yast Typo


So we all mess up sometimes. But it´s not every day you get copycats doing it. But in this case we might have a big copycat. At least we like to think so.

After sending a newsletter to ca 35 000 of our users with the subject “A Sneak Peak of our new features” and blogging the same story. It didn´t take long for a user to give quality feedback:

*peak* = peek
“A Sneak Peak of Our New Features” — PEAK is the top of a mountain. PEEK is looking at something! Feedback link

The damage was done, and hopefully forgotten. I excused myself as a Norwegian and sometimes need help from autocorrect, but in this case, it didn´t help.

But then I see this. From the company that made Google Translate, and spellchecks all I write in Chrome, they did the identical typo.

We are certain the Googlers must have read our newsletter. My only regret, we didn´t patent the typo before they copied us 😉

November 4th:

And what do you know: Here is the corrected version

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    the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very
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  • EGO ONE says: 

    the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very
    bothersome to tell the truth on the other hand I will definitely come again again.

     
  • Débouchage Bruxelles says: 

    The damage was done, and hopefully forgotten. I excused myself as a Norwegian and sometimes need help from autocorrect, but in this case, it didn´t help.

     

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