Embarrassing Typo of the Day

According to Reuters, Washington Mutual is now accepting beads and blankets as mortgage payments:


click thru for heap big trouble, paleface:



The Reuter’s newswire story ran in both the NYTimes and Washington Post


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  1. James Bednar commented on Apr 7

    According to Reuters, Washington Mutual is now accepting beads and blankets as mortgage payments

    I hear the Fed window is accepting aluminum cans and deposit bottles, what makes that so odd?

  2. AGG commented on Apr 7

    WM is up 28% with a volume of 154 million!

  3. The Financial Philosopher commented on Apr 7

    If you type “WaMu” into Microsoft Word, the spellcheck detects it as a mispelled word and the first suggested replacement word is “Wampum.”

    MS Word does not recognize the word, “Blog,” either. The first suggested replacement word is “Bog.”

    Are these “freudian” errors, intentional, or just MS being “behind the times?”

  4. Dave LoPresti commented on Apr 7

    Perhaps they have been spending too much time at Foxwoods.

  5. Cal commented on Apr 7

    Wampum >>> Dollars

  6. John F. commented on Apr 7

    Here’s hoping the private equity guys in question don’t turn out to be Indian givers.

  7. Darkness commented on Apr 7

    What throws me is the Brits (some of them, worse yet, not all) define “billion” as a million million or, a trillion to the rest of the world. For things like this: http://www.gata.org/node/5403
    It is quite clear, because there is no way in hell their gdp is only 1.3 billion, as it says there.

    Gotta love those numbers: personal debt to gdp is 1:1. They make us yanks look like tightwads.

  8. MBW commented on Apr 8

    Geez, we’ve been found out. Now all the neighbors are going to come out of the woodwork for handouts.

    BTW, paleface “joke” not too funny.

  9. Scott in Chicago commented on Apr 8

    Just another sign of the decline of Western Civilization-no one proofreads anything now. Spell checkers may be quicker,but they’re not infallible.

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