or, stuff that I dragged out of my head

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Less Than Glowing Recommendation

From a Slate review of magazine gift-giving guides:

Dim Ideas: Pom-pom makers ($31 for 4—"the pom-sibilities are endless"), "quirky" Edison bulbs. ($8 each—seriously, why all the hardware-store recommendations? Next year, the florescent bulbs from Martha's assistant's cubicle.)

You may recall that a few months ago, Slate used "florescent", which is a word, when they meant to say "fluorescent", which is not the same thing at all. And here it is again!

Here is what I want for Christmas: I want someone in the Slate office to open up their spellchecker and manually delete "florescent", since it's almost never used.

Thank you in advance.


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