[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sat Dec 10 10:59:57 EST 2016


There's also a mental autocorrect: I didn't spot “scheduled to published”
probably because I automatically read it as “scheduled to publish”.  Which
is why proofing a text is so hard to do right.

GAT

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM, Tim Stewart <timoteostewart1977 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Has anybody ever done a typology of ways errors appear in print? Recent
> additions to such a typology would include autocorrect fails, speech to
> text fails, and (my favorite) copy-and-paste fails. When I saw "published"
> for "publish" my first thought was the writer reshaping the paragraph via
> copy and paste and forgetting to update the form of "publish".
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 9:26 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > Homey don't play that!
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> > JL
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> > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 9:09 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > JL (not our beloved JL): <<  I never thought I'd live to see "President
> >
> > > Trump"! The sky is indeed falling!!  ... argue with ... Homey the
> Clown?
> >
> > > Not I.  >>
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> > > WB:  Canada beckons. Straight no'th. May have to speak French. Au
> revoir.
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Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
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