August 10, 2012, - 6:45 pm
I was a spelling bee champ. But ever since I began posting regularly to this site, I’ve become the queen of typos, especially homophonic typos. It’s because my mind thinks and works much faster than I type (and I type quite fast). And there is a disconnect, especially with my rush to get things up on the site quickly. But I’m only one person (and have a great friend and reader who helps edit me after he proofreads what I’ve posted, as well as other sharp-eyed readers who let me know when I screw up–please always feel free to alert me to my mistakes and typos).
So what’s the Detroit Free Press’ excuse? When they’re not busy ripping off stories I’ve broken (such as the one about the All-American Muslim cast member caught with illegal drugs at the U.S.-Canada border) and pandering to Islamic extremists, you’d think the paper’s top-heavy staff of editors would notice a major homophonic typo on the inside front page. But no. Below is the headline I spotted at the top of Page 2A of yesterday’s Detroit Free Press print edition. It’s kind of amusing, even if the topic–Wade Michael Page’s tragic massacre at the Sikh Temple–is very serious and very sad.
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