[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 9 20:13:41 EST 2016


“scheduled to published”—maybe more a typo than a solecism

> On Dec 9, 2016, at 8:12 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> I am embarrassed to reveal my lack of knowledge of the grammar of English,
> but where is the grammatical error to be found?
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>>> On Dec 9, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm the "alert reader" in the following. Never thought I'd live to see
>> this
>>> -- of course, I never thought I'd live to see "President Trump"! The sky
>> is
>>> indeed falling!!
>>> 
>>> Another Sign of the Apocalypse: A Grammatical Error in the New Yorker
>>> December 9, 2016
>>> 
>>> An alert reader discovers a grammatical error in “Banned Books and
>>> Blockbusters,”
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.newyorker.com_> magazine_2016_12_12_people-2Dof-2Dthe-2Dbook-2D2&d=CwIFaQ&c=-
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>>> Louis Menard, in the December 12 *New Yorker:*
>> 
>> And it might also pointed out that the piece was by Louis *Menand*. :-)
>> 
>> LH
>>> 
>>> Completion took three years, and, since Heller was incapable of editing
>>> himself—he was a compulsive adder and fixer—Gottlieb was heavily involved
>>> in shaping the text. Finally, just as the book was about to go to press,
>> it
>>> was learned that Leon Uris was scheduled to published a new novel called
>>> “Mila 18.” Uris was, in those days, a reliable best-seller, and Heller
>> was
>>> an unknown. Many brain cells were burned through pondering alternative
>>> titles, until, late one night, Gottlieb came up with “Catch-22.” He
>>> excitedly called Heller. “It’s funnier than ‘18’!” he exclaimed. Somehow,
>>> it is.
>>> 
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> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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