Blog: Leonie BarrieE-mail slip-up

Leonie Barrie | 23 September 2005

A salutary lesson in the use of e-mails to communicate garment specifications comes from Australia, where police have been forced to withdraw new uniforms after a typing error appeared to poke fun at the very people that were being helped. New South Wales police ordered 50 bright green vests for Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers – known as ACLOs – but, yes, you’ve guessed it, at some point during an exchange of e-mails with the manufacturer a slip-up meant that the vests were delivered bearing the acronym ALCO. Under other circumstances the typo could probably be laughed off, but unfortunately alcohol abuse is widespread among Australia’s indigenous Aborigines and police are often called to intervene in violent clashes.

Typing error gives police a bad name


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