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May 2, 2008

spelling vigilantes

Typo Hunt Across America


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I love that they misuse the em dash in their blog about correcting typos.

Posted by: randal at May 2, 2008 10:26 AM

These people are doing the Lord's work. I doff my hat to them.

Most distressingly, though, is that it took me a little while of staring at some of these to find the typo. Is this a harbinger of my own doom? Will I slowly degenerate into a man who misuses to, too, and two? It's and its? Your and you're? Such a fate I cannot abide...

Posted by: Steve at May 2, 2008 10:51 AM

In the early nineties on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, a large hand painted sign read: PYCHIC READINGS!!! I loved that sign.

Posted by: Samara at May 2, 2008 11:25 AM

Sadly, I would have fun doing a typo hunt across America... I'd be more ninja at trying to fix them, though...

Posted by: girlie_sportsracer at May 2, 2008 7:27 PM

I'm deeply impressed, and feel I should take aid in their mission. To that end, I'm carrying a sharpie from now on.

Posted by: Blank-Mage at May 3, 2008 5:37 AM

See: Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss. :)

Posted by: owlhaven at May 3, 2008 7:37 AM

This is cute. I makes me want to go downtown this weekend. Too bad the Market was closed. Hand written signs above butchers' cases are usually rife with errors. It's part of the charm. It's unrelated to spellin but I have a vid of it.
http://blip.tv/file/689954

If you ever slated to visit Cleveland, know there are friendly faces here for you.

Posted by: boo at May 7, 2008 12:20 AM

Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing this!

Posted by: Lolly at May 7, 2008 1:55 PM

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