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Principle and principal

The speculation about Reuters possibly being prepared for a sale is unsettling news. Dina Kyriakidou Contini, US general news editor, is moving to a new job in London. The announcement on the staff changes says: “Dina will be the principle liaison between our European and Asian news bureau and the regional Refinitiv businesses.”

The question is: Who will buy a news agency whose executives cannot tell the difference between “principal” and “principle”? ■