the NYT fixes an error

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 31 16:59:10 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:
> Charles M. Blow, in an angry op-ed piece ("Rogues, Robes and Racists")
> in yesterday's NYT:
> The New York Review of Books published a scolding article in 2005
> making the case that during the same time he was making those [racist
> and sexist] jokes, [John] Roberts marshaled a crusader's zeal in his
> efforts to role back the civil rights gains of the 1960s and '70s --
> everything from voting rights to women's rights.
> .....
> yes, "role back". Â ("role"/"roll" spelling confusions are common
> enough to have made it into Brians.)
> by this morning, the spelling of "roll" had been corrected in the on-
> line version of the column.

How about "scolding" for "scalding"?

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