Talk:Middlesbrough meteorite

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This doesn't sound right: "nor where there were no reports of either a fireball or smoke trail."

Should this be changed to? "nor were there any reports of either a fireball or smoke trail."

Scotteemac (talk) 06:57, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Quite right! I've changed it for you. Whoever wrote it was trying to paraphrase the referenced article in New Scientist - but was obviously not up to the job :) Francis Hannaway 15:13, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Just for the record, I was the person "not up to the job" responsible for that horrendous gaffe. I was rewriting the article to remove what looked like copyright problems - the text was alarmingly close to being "lifted" from the only reference provided and the text that accompanied a picture of the meteorite on Flickr here. (Compare the text in the the article as I found it here with the reference and the Flickr description and you can see why I thought there was an issue that needed a quick resolution.) Looking at the edit history, I still can't fathom how I let that grammatical slip through; I was drafting the rewrite on a text editor and I must have had a lapse in concentration. In my defence, I did add the New Scientist reference - not to mention actually finding it in the first place - and the other ten references based on seven sources. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 19:54, 8 May 2012 (UTC)