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Sussex MP mocked for spelling Sussex as Susex

The Argus: Sussex MP mocked for spelling Sussex as Susex Sussex MP mocked for spelling Sussex as Susex

A Sussex MP has come under fire for spelling the name of the county wrong on the front page of a booklet sent out to constituents.

Liberal Democrat Norman Baker, MP for Lewes, blamed a typo for the spelling of Sussex as Susex on the front of the Let’s Talk booklet which was delivered to homes across his East Sussex constituency.

Rather than re-print the booklets, stickers were placed across the error.

However, some arrived without a sticker, resulting in people taking to internet forums to point out the blunder.

On the popular Lewes Forum, one user said: “On the front cover of the Lib Dem’s 'Let's Talk' booklet distributed to households last week it says that Norman Baker and Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder are....(wait for it) ‘Delivering for East Susex’.

“If they can't spell their own county how on earth could they be anything but an embarrassment to us and to themselves?

“Obviously I've scanned it in for posterity, just wish I knew how to put it on here for all to see.”

Another simply said: “Poor old Norm!”

One user, who was more forgiving of the error, said: “It is only a typo. It is just a misspelling of one's location on the front cover of one's election leaflet.”

And another was even more generous and said: “Baker's always seemed to be a pretty good MP to me.

“If you allow his misspelling of Sussex to influence your vote then that is sad.”

Mr Baker, speaking to The Argus, confirmed Sussex had been spelt as Susex but he did know how to spell the county’s name.

He said: “It was a typo.

“Rather than be un-environmental and pulp the copies, stickers were placed over the error.”

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6:11am Tue 6 May 14

rogerthefish says...

This has to be countries plonker of an MP another one to go at the next election.
This has to be countries plonker of an MP another one to go at the next election. rogerthefish
  • Score: 0

6:51am Tue 6 May 14

Sussex jim says...

What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed.
Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver...
What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed. Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver... Sussex jim
  • Score: 21

7:48am Tue 6 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Yet another Lib Dem blunder.
Yet another Lib Dem blunder. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 7

8:27am Tue 6 May 14

Tallywhacker says...

While not being a fan of his I don't think he printed them off in his back room and trotted round every house and delivered them. How about naming the incompetent printer and the dizzy people who delivered them none of who noticed the mistake.
While not being a fan of his I don't think he printed them off in his back room and trotted round every house and delivered them. How about naming the incompetent printer and the dizzy people who delivered them none of who noticed the mistake. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 22

8:32am Tue 6 May 14

Can this be says...

I wish I had never been guilty of a typo.
I wish I had never been guilty of a typo. Can this be
  • Score: 15

8:45am Tue 6 May 14

plantwoman says...

What about proof-readers? Why didn't they notice?
What about proof-readers? Why didn't they notice? plantwoman
  • Score: 21

9:12am Tue 6 May 14

Fight_Back says...

Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ?
Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ? Fight_Back
  • Score: 16

9:15am Tue 6 May 14

gheese77 says...

With modern spellcheckers speling missteaks just shouldn't hapen
With modern spellcheckers speling missteaks just shouldn't hapen gheese77
  • Score: 13

9:19am Tue 6 May 14

brightonaire says...

And the people of Lewes continue voting for this imbecile....... do they hand out free 'stupid' pills over there or are they all, just plain stupid
And the people of Lewes continue voting for this imbecile....... do they hand out free 'stupid' pills over there or are they all, just plain stupid brightonaire
  • Score: 4

10:35am Tue 6 May 14

sussexfoz says...

Its funny Simon Kirby MP spelt Lewes Lewis just the other day
Its funny Simon Kirby MP spelt Lewes Lewis just the other day sussexfoz
  • Score: 11

10:36am Tue 6 May 14

sussexfoz says...

Anyway this is so boring another no news day zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Anyway this is so boring another no news day zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzz sussexfoz
  • Score: 11

10:58am Tue 6 May 14

woodcroft says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ?
Clearly not your fault this time Norman , but some of us have long memories and in fact we could have had a Stadium a good few years before we did.
I shall not ring the radio as you refused to appear on Radio Sussex if I was on.
Just wondering what I am doing next May! You may need a good opponent .
Think your boys will take a hell of a beating on 23rd. Well it may happen to a bunch of real hypocrites.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ?[/p][/quote]Clearly not your fault this time Norman , but some of us have long memories and in fact we could have had a Stadium a good few years before we did. I shall not ring the radio as you refused to appear on Radio Sussex if I was on. Just wondering what I am doing next May! You may need a good opponent . Think your boys will take a hell of a beating on 23rd. Well it may happen to a bunch of real hypocrites. woodcroft
  • Score: 11

11:10am Tue 6 May 14

clubrob6 says...

Well done very good way to get FREE advertising in the Argus on a no news day.
Well done very good way to get FREE advertising in the Argus on a no news day. clubrob6
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Tue 6 May 14

SmileyD says...

Wot a Sjlly Nkob!!
Wot a Sjlly Nkob!! SmileyD
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Tue 6 May 14

brightonline says...

Well, the Schmargus has had some howlers recently - both bad as each other.
Well, the Schmargus has had some howlers recently - both bad as each other. brightonline
  • Score: 15

12:37pm Tue 6 May 14

ThinkBrighton says...

At the best of times he doesn't know his 4rse from his elbow,
A complete waste of the tax payers money
At the best of times he doesn't know his 4rse from his elbow, A complete waste of the tax payers money ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 7

1:08pm Tue 6 May 14

GreggWallace says...

Thin ice Argus, thin ice.

How's Eastbourne's "magnificant" (sic) motors doing?
Thin ice Argus, thin ice. How's Eastbourne's "magnificant" (sic) motors doing? GreggWallace
  • Score: 8

1:12pm Tue 6 May 14

Number Six says...

That's rich. The Andrex going on about other peoples typos.
That's rich. The Andrex going on about other peoples typos. Number Six
  • Score: 12

1:39pm Tue 6 May 14

Wiggsy says...

Presumably "The Argus" will be printing a related article with regards to the declining standards of their team's proof reading abilities.
Presumably "The Argus" will be printing a related article with regards to the declining standards of their team's proof reading abilities. Wiggsy
  • Score: 13

2:24pm Tue 6 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
While not being a fan of his I don't think he printed them off in his back room and trotted round every house and delivered them. How about naming the incompetent printer and the dizzy people who delivered them none of who noticed the mistake.
The printer is never responsible for typos. They are not proof readers - that's why they send you a proof to sign off before they accept the job. Also how can the person who delivers it be in any way to blame? Blame the copywriter.
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: While not being a fan of his I don't think he printed them off in his back room and trotted round every house and delivered them. How about naming the incompetent printer and the dizzy people who delivered them none of who noticed the mistake.[/p][/quote]The printer is never responsible for typos. They are not proof readers - that's why they send you a proof to sign off before they accept the job. Also how can the person who delivers it be in any way to blame? Blame the copywriter. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 9

2:34pm Tue 6 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Sussex jim wrote:
What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed.
Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver...
"What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed. Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver..."

I fully agree with what Susex JIm said on the matter.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed. Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver...[/p][/quote]"What a brilliant move, printing an error to get noticed. Unfortunately, leaflets are about the only thing that the Liberals deliver..." I fully agree with what Susex JIm said on the matter. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 8

4:42pm Tue 6 May 14

John Steed says...

edumacation aint watt it used to bee
edumacation aint watt it used to bee John Steed
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Tue 6 May 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

I expect no more from Noman Banker and the party of Mick Clogg
I expect no more from Noman Banker and the party of Mick Clogg Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 4

9:06pm Tue 6 May 14

HJarrs says...

No wonder politicians are held in low esteem when this is the typical sort of "high brow" article in the local media. The Argus being a paper that actually asked a local MP about building a UFO centre!!! Can you believe it!

I am not a Liberal Democrat, but I would actually like some sensible articles about what my local cabinet minister is up to and understand his party's policies.
No wonder politicians are held in low esteem when this is the typical sort of "high brow" article in the local media. The Argus being a paper that actually asked a local MP about building a UFO centre!!! Can you believe it! I am not a Liberal Democrat, but I would actually like some sensible articles about what my local cabinet minister is up to and understand his party's policies. HJarrs
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Tue 6 May 14

notaconspiracy says...

So, somebody made a spelling mistaek, eh?
So, somebody made a spelling mistaek, eh? notaconspiracy
  • Score: 0

6:57am Wed 7 May 14

Plantpot says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ?
He got all the other stuff right about the stadium though. Remember the only planning enquiry held that laughed out the Albion's application?
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Not the first time you've printed something incorrectly is it Norman ? Remember THAT photo or the printed claim that you could walk from Brighton Station to Sheepcote Valley in TWENTY FIVE minutes ?[/p][/quote]He got all the other stuff right about the stadium though. Remember the only planning enquiry held that laughed out the Albion's application? Plantpot
  • Score: 2

7:03am Wed 7 May 14

Juleyanne says...

Hands up if you have never made a spelling mistake in your life .............
I think at some point in our entire lives, we all have!
Hands up if you have never made a spelling mistake in your life ............. I think at some point in our entire lives, we all have! Juleyanne
  • Score: 2

7:29am Wed 7 May 14

woodie49 says...

plantwoman wrote:
What about proof-readers? Why didn't they notice?
Most probably thought that was how it was spelt
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: What about proof-readers? Why didn't they notice?[/p][/quote]Most probably thought that was how it was spelt woodie49
  • Score: -1

8:48am Wed 7 May 14

Sussex jim says...

HJarrs wrote:
No wonder politicians are held in low esteem when this is the typical sort of "high brow" article in the local media. The Argus being a paper that actually asked a local MP about building a UFO centre!!! Can you believe it!

I am not a Liberal Democrat, but I would actually like some sensible articles about what my local cabinet minister is up to and understand his party's policies.
Local? A cabinet minister works in central government and serves the whole country.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: No wonder politicians are held in low esteem when this is the typical sort of "high brow" article in the local media. The Argus being a paper that actually asked a local MP about building a UFO centre!!! Can you believe it! I am not a Liberal Democrat, but I would actually like some sensible articles about what my local cabinet minister is up to and understand his party's policies.[/p][/quote]Local? A cabinet minister works in central government and serves the whole country. Sussex jim
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Wed 7 May 14

gazzamagoo says...

Montgomery Burns.
Montgomery Burns. gazzamagoo
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Wed 7 May 14

qm says...

John Steed wrote:
edumacation aint watt it used to bee
ejamakation PLEASE!!! ;)
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: edumacation aint watt it used to bee[/p][/quote]ejamakation PLEASE!!! ;) qm
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Wed 7 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Please take this picture off the front page. I'm trying to eat my lunch.
Please take this picture off the front page. I'm trying to eat my lunch. FatherTed11
  • Score: 4

6:35pm Wed 7 May 14

edgelow says...

I wonder how many people like him who earn £74k a year would make that error.... what a complete berk... it shows the intellect of the 'man' and should be as good a reason as any, for him to resign...... immediately
I wonder how many people like him who earn £74k a year would make that error.... what a complete berk... it shows the intellect of the 'man' and should be as good a reason as any, for him to resign...... immediately edgelow
  • Score: 1

8:22pm Wed 7 May 14

Sussex jim says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Please take this picture off the front page. I'm trying to eat my lunch.
The postman arrived when I was eating my lunch (we only get a "second post"). Among it was an official looking envelope addressed to me in full. I thought it was a summons or tax demand; but it was only an official "election communication" from the Liberals.
But with NB's fizzog grinning at me,with all his wonderful promises.

In future, I will open my mail after lunch.
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Please take this picture off the front page. I'm trying to eat my lunch.[/p][/quote]The postman arrived when I was eating my lunch (we only get a "second post"). Among it was an official looking envelope addressed to me in full. I thought it was a summons or tax demand; but it was only an official "election communication" from the Liberals. But with NB's fizzog grinning at me,with all his wonderful promises. In future, I will open my mail after lunch. Sussex jim
  • Score: 1

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