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Monday, August 08, 2005

Oh, for the love of Gawd!



The nameless idiot responsible for this unconscionable malapropism should be flogged:


At hypersonic speeds, Discovery shuttle landing is innately risky

Sat Aug 6, 2:27 PM ET

The pilot gently brings the nose down, applies the breaks, and lets the now-useless parachute fall away from the aircraft. If all has gone perfectly, the shuttle will roll calmly to a stop.


(Source)


In this context, it is not "breaks," but "brakes."
Sheesh!

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