Re: Emily Post-ing

Subject: Re: Emily Post-ing
From: "Charles P. Campbell" <cpc -at- PRISM -dot- NMT -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 1994 08:45:31 MST

My apologies for making an example of somebody's typo--if others are
saddled with crude text editors as I am, and are equally unskilled
typists, we should expect (and we get) lots of I-actually-know-better-
but-my editor-won't-let-me-fix-it problems in this forum.

What I was more interested in is homophone confusions appearing in
newspapers, magazines, popular novels--places where vigilant editors
stood guard to protect "standards," where words have been identified
with their visual form rather than their sound.

Anybody noticed an upsurge in such errors since we began doing most
of our composing on computers? Got any choice examples?

cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu

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