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Sorry -- This is NOT a Judgment-Free Zone!

Posted by Amy Dorta McIlwaine   Nov 3, 2009 4:00:00 AM

Don't get me wrong—I love my gym. I love going to my gym. It allows me, for an hour or two, to get away from my computer, from my brain, from the constant barrage of words, words, words. It lets me escape from the reading, checking, and correcting. Well, almost.

You see, I was the child who sat at the breakfast table and, without enough time to enjoy a book before catching the school bus, instead perused the back of the cereal box. I would read it each morning, turning to the side panels when I ran out of text, as if something interesting might be there that perhaps hadn't been there yesterday. I must not even really have known I was doing it.

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Topics: typo

Libyan Terrorist Suffers from "Prostrate" Cancer

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Aug 25, 2009 1:50:00 PM

Years ago we had a daily page on our site dedicated to finding a grammar, punctuation, or typographical error a day in the Wall Street Journal. Back then it was an ordeal to actually find an error a day, given that the WSJ was just about the most thoroughly edited paper in print.

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Topics: errors, proofreading, typo

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