london - On the new five-pound note in England there is a deliberate grammatical error. That's what the English newspaper The Telegraph reports. The bill, which carries the image of Winston Churchill, has been in circulation since the end of 2016, but now only rumors have arisen about the mistake. The banknote also contains a famous quote from Churchill. This reads: 'I have nothing to sacrifice but blood, toil, tears and sweat.'
On the first released images of the bill, the quote was printed with quotes and a dot. On the version that eventually came into circulation, however, these have disappeared.
According to language scientists, the designers of the bill have looked too much at the design. 'The Bank of England tries to get down the grammar,' says Tara Stubbs of Oxford University.
Others scientists find the debate nonsense. 'It is perfectly clear that Churchill's quote is and Churchill himself would not be busy at all. He would be surprised at the fact that he is only five. '