Typos

Last weekend I visited the web site for Marketplace Morning Report, a business program on American Public Radio, often broadcast by local NPR stations during Morning Edition. But Saturday, I noticed one…


Hot on the heels of the North Carolina road marking spelled “SHCOOL,” the Typo Eradication Advancement League has started the Great Typo Hunt, as reported by Reuters:

If you’re confused about the difference between “it’s” and “its”, or unsure how to spell “cemetery”, you’re not alone, and there’s plenty of evidence to prove it.

That’s the conclusion of two young Americans who took it upon themselves to correct public typos during a three-month road trip across the country. They have written about the trip in a book that exposes deficits in both public education and attention to detail.

“The Great Typo Hunt” describes a nationwide mission by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson, both 30, to rid America of signs that add an extra “n” to “dining”, or insist that “shipping” is spelled with one “p”…