Mighty Red Pen

August 17, 2011

Playing the field

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 6:49 pm
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This typo trifecta was spotted in the Boston Globe this past Sunday. The real head turner for me was the fact that they managed to spell this young man’s name three different ways: Eric, Erik, and Erick. Covering all the bases?

At least they were able to settle on his last name as Olson—but who really knows? Could be Olsen. I have no idea what the actual spelling of his name is, for all I know it could actually be Erique. But I can tell you that the school he attends is actually Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, with an “e” at the end of Browne. Might be time for this proofreader to head back to school.

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