A council has described its own executive board as ‘pathetic’ in a twitter blunder blamed on multi-tasking difficulties faced by male members of staff.
Live Twitter updates from a Wrexham Council meeting took an unusual turn when a spelling error labelled councillors with the offensive moniker.
@Wrechamcbc – the council’s official Twitter feed – said: ‘Pathetic Exec Board agree the recommendations, including a deferral on the grounds maintenance budget for 15/16’.
While the error was swiftly taken down, eagle eyed social media users quickly took the town hall to task.
After tweeting a simple ‘Oops!’, Wrexham’s Twitter feed described the error as ‘proof why men are no good at multi-tasking’.
Wrexham Council sent an amended tweet later that morning:
I'll get it right this time...Exec Board agree the recommendations, including a deferral on the grounds maintenance budget for 15/16 #WCBC— Wrexham Council (@wrexhamcbc) May 13, 2014
A council spokesperson said: ‘We hold our hands (and big sausage fingers) up – we fell victim to the dreaded predictive text. We noticed the error and the tweet was removed promptly.’