Saturday, March 29, 2008

Its they're misson!

But I bet their pretty anooying at at dinner partys.

6 comments:

MotherReader said...

For five seconds I thought, "How could Roger make that mistake? I've got to tell him." Clicking on the link, I laughed, and all was right in the world again. Whew.

fairrosa said...

How interesting... I just set up a wiki and will see if my students would start entering data since they often come to me and say, "Mrs. Feldman, there is a mistake on page 253 in this BOOK!" I only had a few entries so far, such as found on here: http://edmis.wikidot.com/k-m
but I am SURE that with the machine-aided copy-editing we find these days in children's and YA books, we can fill up these pages quickly! In fact, I would love to have anyone entering information on this wiki which is set up to help publishers, hopefully, eventually, to correct what they might have overlooked.

The real question is, though: do we REALLY need to be THIS nit-picking? We love quantity: give us MORE; but do not always care about quality (see the shoddy resolution of YouTube and how popular the site is!)

Anonymous said...

all is not "right with the world" - this is just another example of how SPELLCHECK has replaced proof readers (notably at the NYT, the owner of Boston Globe, which smugly ran the story RS cited)

anonimus said...

awesum

Anonymous said...

If they only manage to educate a few restaurateurs on the proper use of "au jus." I'll be happy.

Elissa said...

In one of the early M.T. Anderson books (BURGER WUSS? THIRSTY?) the characters go around town righting grammatical wrongs.