Fox’s ticker gets ‘ordinance’ and ‘ordnance’ mixed up
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
The ticker that wraps around Fox Media’s headquarters in New York City featured an odd typo — albeit a rather obscure one.
Author and TV personality David Pogue tweeted a photo of the ticker reading “… 28 items of unexploded ordinance (sic) in the past 7 years.”
As Pogue points out, the issue is with the word “ordinance.”
Spelled that way, the word refers a local law or regulation.
What Fox meant to say was the word “ordnance” which has different spelling and slightly different pronunciation.
That word is defined as “mounted guns; artillery.”
Dear Fox News building in NYC: “Unexploded ordinance” would be a local law that didn’t go off. Did you mean: Ordnance? pic.twitter.com/3W11rrbQOL
— David Pogue (@Pogue) September 26, 2020