the NYT fixes an error

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun May 31 17:21:42 UTC 2009

On May 31, 2009, at 9:59 AM, Mark Mandel wrote:

> 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.
>> .....
> How about "scolding" for "scalding"?

i suspect that Blow really meant "scolding", and it strikes me as
defensible in this context.


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