the untied states love

the untied states

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  • An occupational hazard of editing, I'm convinced. It's the Someone Else Checked It So I Only Need to Skim Effect. Sort of like everyone at an intersection with four-way stop signs thinking they can cruise through their sign because everyone else is stopping.

    March 9, 2009

  • Yeah, I heard the "Dyslexics, Untie!" thing a while ago. Still, you don't expect to come across this kind of thing in a document that's been through so many editors you'd think it would have been a fully digested bolus by now.

    (can you tell I'm sick of this document?)

    March 6, 2009

  • One of my former professors had a sign in his office that read "Dyslexics untie!" It took me a while to get it. I'd be a lousy copy editor.

    March 6, 2009

  • Bad spellers of the world untie!

    March 6, 2009

  • Seen, twice, in an actual document I'm editing. Spell-check blows.

    March 6, 2009