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The Guardian

British left-wing newspaper beloved by Kit, despised by Thande and generally polarising in opinion.

Commonly nicknamed “the Grauniad” because of its reputation for spelling errors. P's off-the-cuff study of newspapers suggests that The Grauniad has no more spelling errors than other broadsheets, but is more willing to admit to having made mistakes than, for example, The Daily Telegraph, which once failed to correct a report in which it stated that an ancient British (Welsh?) monarch was a king . . . rather difficult since it was a she.

Strangely enough, the Manchester Guardian (as it was then) supported the Confederate States during the American Civil War, apparently because its writers viewed Lincoln's actions to preserve the union as unconstitutional and tyrannical.

offtopic/guardian.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)