Actor Cumming mocks spelling twits on Twitter

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HOLLYWOOD star Alan Cumming has taken political activists to task for their poor spelling.

The actor – in Glasgow rehearsing for Macbeth – posted an image of a wall daubed in giant white letters “Free Palastine”.

Cumming, whose education at Carnoustie High School, Angus, obviously taught him the correct spelling “Palestine”,  tweeted:  “Free spelling lessons would surely be more appropriate?”

The image sparked hilarity amongst his followers, with one asking: “Poorly worded political statement or plasticine give away?? #aintgotnotinforspelling”

Cumming’s tweet follows the revelation that computer technology is partly to blame for many adults not being able to spell common words correctly.

The research, published by Mencap, showed that 65% were unable to spell ‘necessary’ while 33% struggled with ‘definitely’ and ‘separate’.

Students are the worst of the “auto-correct generation”, with just 13% getting all five questions in the test correct, compared with 21% overall.

Cumming is currently rehearsing for a one-man performance of Macbeth at the National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow.

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