Censure or censor?

Doug_Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Tue Sep 2 02:03:36 UTC 2008

Speaking of proofreading . . .
This, from yesterday's NYT, in a story headlined _A Long and Weary Bus Ride
to Anywhere, Haunted by Memories_: "Anyone could show up at one of 17 pickup
stops throughout New Orleans, get a ride to the Union Passenger Terminal and
then stand in line for a bus, plane or train to shelters scattered
throughout the region."
Planes departing from downtown NOLA? Gimme a . . . lift.

> I'm sure she did, if indeed she (or her editor) knows the difference.
> But given the kind of education and proofreading writers get these
> days, she's more to be pitied than censured.
> LH

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