Contract rectification, Winnie-the-Pooh style

I am increasingly certain that most problems can be solved or explained by examining the sayings of one of last century’s finest philosophical minds: Winnie-the-Pooh. The great bear’s famous thoughts on when the written word goes wrong – “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles and the letters get in the wrong places” – neatly encapsulate the difficulties to be overcome when considering a contract which, because of a mistake or mistakes, fails to reflect what the parties had meant it to say. However, when the letters in a contract get in the wrong places,

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