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Sunday, July 15, 2007

True to Form

I can't help it. I notice things like misspelled words and misplaced punctuation. So you can imagine my dismay this week when I noticed erratum in my favorite dictionary. Leave it to Serious Brown to find the one transgression in the vocabulary bible.


Merriam-Webster, you should be ashamed. It's coffeehouse, not coffehouse.

4 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Why are you, the queen of technology, using an old-school archaic thing like a dictionary? Ever heard of Dictionary.com? I'm more surprised that you are using the real deal book format than I am that you found a typo in there!

12:44 PM

 
Blogger Mary Anna said...

I like the tactile qualities of this little pocket gem. And it's got sentimental value. I bought it on my first day of my frosh year of college and carried it with me everywhere I went for four years. It's very likely that you've seen it in my purse before. It goes a lot of places with me.

Dictionary.com is good in a pinch, but it's got a bunch of spammy pop-ups. Just because it's there, doesn't mean it's a better solution.

12:53 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a www.m-w.com kind of guy myself... :)

Well done, spotting that one...

-E-

9:58 AM

 
Blogger Mark Kelly Hall said...

If you're like me...and in this particular area, apparently you are...much as one might not care to admit it...you'll appreciate this site:
http://www.painintheenglish.com/index.php

It'll make you feel like the coolest person in the world (relatively speaking).

7:56 AM

 

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