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