Punch,  34 (1858), 89.

Oddities of the Electric Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Language, Charlatanry

    Discusses one of the 'drollest mistakes' made by the electric telegraph—a misspelt name. Suggests that 'the wire which creates nicknames may coin new phrases, and the British vocabulary may be indefinitely augmented by the blunders of the Electric Telegraph'.

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