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12 December 2007 @ 11:58 am
A little TOO multipurpose?  
A typo from Jon Carroll's column today:
From each side, singers emerged from the large doors and walked up the side aisles and then back down the middle aisles, singing as they went, candles burning in a clever potable music-stand-cum-candleholder.

So now I find myself thinking of the Cuyahoga River. Carroll often synthesizes many different concepts into a single column (and did so here), but somehow, I don't think he meant this one.

"This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced, sang ...."
 
 
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zoward on December 12th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Spellchecked?
...and one more example of why a spell checker cannot take the place of a decent copy editor rears its humorous head...
michelel72michelel72 on December 27th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Spellchecked?
I'm very late in answering this, but: indeed. Of course, that presumes even the use of a spell checker; the SFGate/SF Chronicle seems all right, but the Boston Globe lately has been awful ....