‘Stong’ and stable - Michael Gove makes embarrassing spelling mistake in leaflet
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Michael Gove has made an embarrassing spelling mistake in an official leaflet he made for his campaign to be re-elected in Surrey Heath.
The senior cabinet minister has been mocked online after misspelling 'strong' as 'stong'.
A picture of the leaflet was posted to Twitter by one of Gove's constituents Donna Wishart who said: "If the Conservatives can't even spell 'strong' what hope have we actually got?"
One person replying to the tweet said: "Stay Stong people only one more day [of the election]."
Wishart said: "It's amazing the amount of people blaming the printers. Printers don't proofread. Printers print. They print whatever they're given - it's why you have to check your copy yourself before submitting it to the printers."
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Stong is a historical word for an area of land equivalent to a quarter of an acre, but apparently has a more indecent definition on Urban Dictionary.
"I've also lost count of the number of times I've had the urban dictionary quoted to me. I never thought I would hear the words 'Michael Gove' and 'Penis' in the same sentence. This week it happened. A lot," Wishart added.
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