Threat a needle

  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    A reporter who has failed to notice a typographical error in his article is very unlikely to be able to warn his readers that he made a mistake.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    But the reporter shouldn't give us a note or something if the mistake was from Salih's remark?
    The mistake wasn't in what Salih said. He almost certainly said "thread." However, "thread" and "threat" sound almost the same. The reporter wrote it down wrong. Since it was the reporter's error, how could he tell us about it? If he had known that he made a mistake, he would have corrected it. Then there would be no mistake to discuss here.


    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    It could also be that Salih's words were recorded and went through a speech recognition program.
    Salih's first language is not English. We don't how exactly he pronounced the word.