!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sun Apr 9 01:05:54 2000

That was a great, though short, interlude. I miss it. Too bad the guy had
to die on us.

Note that I've corrected the two errors I made in the quoted segment.
Neither of them would have been caught by the spell-checker. Have you
noticed how often this happens in the newspapers? Common undetected
errors, hence syntax rather than spellin errors, are using insure where
ensure is appropriate, and of course, then where than goes, or vice-versa.
When I was in high school I worked as a copy reader and later copy-writer at
a local (neighborhood) newspaper. They don't have those any longer, so now
we see the mistakes we never used to see.


----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Christopher Finney <af-list_at_wfi-inc.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: !Re: Nuke Redmond!

> On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Doug Salot wrote:
> > > There once was a daily or weekly vignette on NPR, in which the host,
> > > John Ciardi (pronounced CHARDY, though I'm guessing at the spelling)
> > > presented the etymology of commonly used linguistic constructs like
> > > example.
> It is Ciardi. My favorite was the show where he discussed words like
> "moron" and "idiot."
Received on Sun Apr 09 2000 - 01:05:54 BST

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