That’s Strong Coffee

This has little to do with technology, but it was funny to me and the Economist very seldom contains typos. Actually there may be a technology angle here which is that you should not alway trust your auto-correct which is what may have gone wrong here.

So this quote comes from an article in the Economist about the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. The article makes a reference to the French nuclear deterrent:

In France, the nuclear power closest to Britain in outlook, the force de frappé is widely seen as an untouchable symbol of prestige and independence.

Actually the French nuclear deterrent is called Force de Frappe, frappé refers to a method of making coffee. My guess is that the auto-correct went a little funny, or maybe the correspondent’s coffee was really, really strong that morning.




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