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Report all typos!

Because it is the first of the year, with new laws taking effect, and citizens (including readers) are being asked to do their duty and keep the peace as well as obey the laws—we are asking our readers to “report all typos!”

Like lice, ants and kissing bugs, typos are a nuisance that can be found anywhere, anytime, and are committed by anyone, but especially hacks, would-be literary lions, licentious wordsmiths, and curmudgeonly pecksniffs.  No matter how many times you spray your keyboard, wipe your hard drive, dust your screen or erase your notes, typos will sneak in!

Remember, if you see a word that looks almost right, as though it were trying to fit into polite society but instead of wearing wingtips, it lounges in scuffed sneakers,  you may have uncovered a typo. It may sound right, but unless it’s also spelled correctly it could be wrong. It could be corrupting the youth, unless they are texting, in which case there’s really no point in identifying typos, S Ther? U no wht we R talking abt.

You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts. For your own sake, but especially for the sake of our writers, who will not be happy unless you point out their mistakes, report all typos!

*Note: Opinions expressed by columnists and letter writers are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the newspaper.

One response to “Report all typos!”

  1. Ruth Wheeler says:

    Typos I can understand. Fingers are notoriously untrustworthy. What drives me nuts is the universal misuse of lie and lay. Even professional journalists rarely seem to know the difference. Sit and set are not confused – except perhaps in the South ( ” I’m just gonna set here awhile while I smoke a few” ), so why the problem with lie and lay?

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