or, stuff that I dragged out of my head

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Snip Snip

It seems like only yesterday that I was talking about those oddball typographic errors in which the writer adds or deletes a pair of echoed letters, and look! Here's another one! Right here!

In the case the link is gone or someone corrects it (not likely), the offending bit:

"Kimberly Jones (who some of you might know as the slightly-clothed rapper Lil’ Kim) has just been sentenced to 12 months in prison for lying to a grand jury about her friends’ involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 radio station studio. No doubt Kim is devasted — going down for perjury completely lacks street cred. Even Martha Stewart’s insider trading tastes hardcore in comparison."

"Devasted". So easy to do, so hard to let stand if you use a spell-checker.

Also; prison would probably do the putative chanteuse in question some good, since it'll give her a year in which she can't get any more plastic surgery. She used to look like a fairly normal person, and in that picture she looks like one of the Spitting Image puppets. Girlfriend is a big fan of the needle and the knife.

See? I can talk about stuff besides the English language! I have range!

But I also have to note another error in the quoted passage: that third word ought to be "whom", not "who". Tsk. What are they teaching kids in school these days if not grammar?


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