Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Homer Nods: "Grammer"?

"Homer," indeed, "nods" on occasion. Here's an email I received today from one of your classfellows:

No, is isn't a call for help, rather; I found a spelling error in the class blog about the midterm assignment. The irony is where the mistake lies"... edit for correct grammer and logical cohesion..."Catch it? "grammer."
I thought I'd share. Hope you get a bit of a chuckle out of it too.

Of course "Homer" refuses on principle to use any computer spelling checker. Making spelling errors and having oneself corrected is an encouragement to more attentive proof-reading.

On the subject of grammar, here [via Arts & Letters Daily] is a valuable and exceptionally readable article on recently-deceased grammarian Eleanor Gould.

Update: Can anyone find at least three typographical errors in our edition of Innocent Traveller?

1 comment:

Brent said...