Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Eats, Shoots & Misspells

Proof that the Newsless Courier does not use a spell-checker (!) is located on today's front page as the first item in the "Briefly"column that abstracts stories of interest found on its interior pages.

Never mind that the AP story the "brief" summarizes spelled it correctly, the editors of The P & C think that place of work where the pool of nine workers won the lottery after 16 years of trying is known as a factori. Seeing a misspelling I had never encountered in all my years of teaching, I tried reading the sentence again, both with and without my reading glasses, but my eyes had not deceived me.

Oh, well, at least it's pronounced that way!

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