Fox’s ticker gets ‘ordinance’ and ‘ordnance’ mixed up

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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.”