The difference between suffering and leading

If you run Windows 8 on your Desktop or Tablet, the news-app is preinstalled and gives you the latest news from your country. There was a headline I found quite amusing a few days ago:

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“Österreicher leiten unter Leseproblemen”

In English: “Austrians are leading under literacy problems”. It sounds wired because they misspelled the word “leiten”. The word “leiten” means leading while “leiden” means suffering. Not sure if this was a clever ironic statement of the author or a funny mistake.

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