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December 1, 2010
Tuesday's article, "'Star-Spangled Banner' rare edition goes on the auction block" begins by stating that "It's the typo that gives it away. " How true because later the reader is told that the proof of the authenticity of the sheet music was the misspelling of the word "patriotic. " The Sun tells us that during the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check so that, when the "first edition of the four famous verses that later became the national nnthem [sic]
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | April 27, 2014
It swallowed people up. That's what it really did, if you want to know the truth. It swallowed them up whole, swallowed them up by the millions. In the process, it hollowed out communities, broke families, stranded hope. Politicians brayed that they were being "tough on crime" -- as if anyone is really in favor of crime -- as they imposed ever longer and more inflexible sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. But the "War on Drugs" didn't hurt drugs at all: Usage rose by 2,800 percent -- that's not a typo -- in the 40 years after it began in 1971.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
On Facebook, Paul Lagasse posed this question: " Okay, my editorial friends, please help me settle a bar bet. Is using the wrong spelling of a word (e.g., 'principle' instead of 'principal') considered a typo? Or does the term 'typo' not include such errors? " As is my custom, I gave him an "it depends" answer (Not a good idea to ask me to settle bar bets): " If the person doesn't know the distinction, it's an error of ignorance. If the person does know the distinction, it's a typo.
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April 24, 2013
Mr. Thompson, I noticed you led your article with your credentials as a Naval Reserve Officer during WWII and Korea. For that I thank you for your service. I too served in the military. My service includes 20-plus years as an active duty Air Force officer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. During my time on active duty, I was a KC-135 and C-17 pilot, where I carried many of the fallen and wounded back from the combat zone, flying over 568 combat sorties in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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By BRIAN SULLAM | February 1, 1998
A TYPO in the Annapolis Capital reminded me that we are living in very cynical times.A day after Capital columnist Joe Gross wrote about a midshipman from Senegal who plays basketball for the U.S. Naval Academy, a reader called me.He wanted to know if I was aware that Mr. Gross had used the "n-word" in his story. Not only had he used this nasty racial slur, he had done it on the holiday commemorating slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr."Was this intentional?" the reader wanted to know.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 19, 1997
NEW YORK -- What writer has not suffered the indignity of a typo? But for Isaac Bashevis Singer, this particular typo was the ultimate indignity: It was on his gravestone.To some of his friends, it was a cruel insult, a mistake set in stone. Others saw it as a comic absurdity, one that would have certainly been appreciated by Singer himself. His widow, like a Singer character afloat in her own world, was willing to let it pass.But yesterday, nearly six years after the death of the Yiddish writer who won the 1978 Nobel Prize in literature, a monument engraver finally corrected Singer's honorific.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | April 28, 2005
Address: http: / / del.icio.us What's the point? No, that's not a typo -- that's the actual address for this site, which allows users to classify and save their bookmarks to access them from any computer. What to look for? What sets del.icio.us apart from other bookmark-hosting services is its social component -- you can see friends' bookmark lists, most recently added links and the keywords people are assigning to different links.
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April 24, 2013
Mr. Thompson, I noticed you led your article with your credentials as a Naval Reserve Officer during WWII and Korea. For that I thank you for your service. I too served in the military. My service includes 20-plus years as an active duty Air Force officer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. During my time on active duty, I was a KC-135 and C-17 pilot, where I carried many of the fallen and wounded back from the combat zone, flying over 568 combat sorties in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | April 27, 2014
It swallowed people up. That's what it really did, if you want to know the truth. It swallowed them up whole, swallowed them up by the millions. In the process, it hollowed out communities, broke families, stranded hope. Politicians brayed that they were being "tough on crime" -- as if anyone is really in favor of crime -- as they imposed ever longer and more inflexible sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. But the "War on Drugs" didn't hurt drugs at all: Usage rose by 2,800 percent -- that's not a typo -- in the 40 years after it began in 1971.
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By Kathy Frazier | October 9, 1990
If I hadn't seen the words flickering on my computer screen with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.Buried in the middle of a story sent out over the national sports wire about Cincinnati Bengal quarterback Boomer Esiason was this sentence: "Last year, they (the Bengals) were a puzzling 8-8 after going 5-1 in the AFC Central but losing home games to poor Annapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks teams."Stop the presses! Annapolis Colts?!Did Colts owner Bob Irsay hire the maritime division of the Mayflower moving company and sneak the team into City Dock in the middle of the night, using the hundreds of boats in town for the boat show as cover?
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
On Facebook, Paul Lagasse posed this question: " Okay, my editorial friends, please help me settle a bar bet. Is using the wrong spelling of a word (e.g., 'principle' instead of 'principal') considered a typo? Or does the term 'typo' not include such errors? " As is my custom, I gave him an "it depends" answer (Not a good idea to ask me to settle bar bets): " If the person doesn't know the distinction, it's an error of ignorance. If the person does know the distinction, it's a typo.
NEWS
December 1, 2010
Tuesday's article, "'Star-Spangled Banner' rare edition goes on the auction block" begins by stating that "It's the typo that gives it away. " How true because later the reader is told that the proof of the authenticity of the sheet music was the misspelling of the word "patriotic. " The Sun tells us that during the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check so that, when the "first edition of the four famous verses that later became the national nnthem [sic]
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 7, 2008
I recently received a promotion letter from the Paris/Bally casino in Las Vegas offering me $3,000 in cash or live chips for Jan. 2-5. I called the same day (Oct. 16) to make the reservations and was told no rooms were available. Two of my relatives also received the same letter but couldn't reserve rooms either. I asked for a rain check and was told none was available. Shouldn't they honor this? The promotion letter began, "Looking for the ultimate Vegas getaway? You can always bet on Paris and Bally's!"
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | April 28, 2005
Address: http: / / del.icio.us What's the point? No, that's not a typo -- that's the actual address for this site, which allows users to classify and save their bookmarks to access them from any computer. What to look for? What sets del.icio.us apart from other bookmark-hosting services is its social component -- you can see friends' bookmark lists, most recently added links and the keywords people are assigning to different links.
NEWS
By BRIAN SULLAM | February 1, 1998
A TYPO in the Annapolis Capital reminded me that we are living in very cynical times.A day after Capital columnist Joe Gross wrote about a midshipman from Senegal who plays basketball for the U.S. Naval Academy, a reader called me.He wanted to know if I was aware that Mr. Gross had used the "n-word" in his story. Not only had he used this nasty racial slur, he had done it on the holiday commemorating slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr."Was this intentional?" the reader wanted to know.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 19, 1997
NEW YORK -- What writer has not suffered the indignity of a typo? But for Isaac Bashevis Singer, this particular typo was the ultimate indignity: It was on his gravestone.To some of his friends, it was a cruel insult, a mistake set in stone. Others saw it as a comic absurdity, one that would have certainly been appreciated by Singer himself. His widow, like a Singer character afloat in her own world, was willing to let it pass.But yesterday, nearly six years after the death of the Yiddish writer who won the 1978 Nobel Prize in literature, a monument engraver finally corrected Singer's honorific.
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By Donald G. Vitek | January 9, 1992
Anybody who thinks amateur handicap tournaments are fun but you can't really win much money in one is wrong.Just ask any of the bowlers who took part in the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. New Year's Tournament at Crofton Centre. Better yet, at 2 p.m. Saturday, you can watch the finals of the tournament on Home Team Sports.You can watch bowlers you know, bowlers from the center where youbowl, or your teammates win some fantastic amounts of money.Thatmisconception about the amateur tournaments being small, poorly run affairs is wrong, too. There's been nothing but praise for the NABI tournament that Joe Doctor presents.
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By Dallas Morning News | November 24, 1991
DALLAS -- For want of a "D," the phones were lost.A typographical error -- a single mistyped character -- in a line of computer code caused major disruptions in telephone service June 26 in Baltimore, according to studies by DSC Communications Corp. and Bell Communications Research.The error was in code used to make changes last summer in phone system software on the east and west coasts -- changes made to correct an earlier software error, the companies said.It caused a series of phone outages in late June and early July that affected more than 12 million customers in Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Los Angeles, the two organizations said as a final report nears submission to the Federal Communications Commission.
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By Orlando Sentinel | January 12, 1993
The sign above a Sanford, Fla., shop is as imposing as it is flawed: "MAL'S UPHOSTERY." Find the missing L."I've never even noticed that," said owner Curt Malcolm.Puzzling newspaper ad: "Expert wanted. Someone to help put down a shallow whale." Better call animal control.Strange instructions for a pocket watch: "In notmal time, hold S3-Button about three seconds. Monday flag (plus symbol) Hour digits will flash which is advance through depression of S2-Button."We are a nation brimming with typographical errors, dropped words and mangled syntax.
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By Donald G. Vitek | January 9, 1992
Anybody who thinks amateur handicap tournaments are fun but you can't really win much money in one is wrong.Just ask any of the bowlers who took part in the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. New Year's Tournament at Crofton Centre. Better yet, at 2 p.m. Saturday, you can watch the finals of the tournament on Home Team Sports.You can watch bowlers you know, bowlers from the center where youbowl, or your teammates win some fantastic amounts of money.Thatmisconception about the amateur tournaments being small, poorly run affairs is wrong, too. There's been nothing but praise for the NABI tournament that Joe Doctor presents.
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