Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist.

The Typo Eradication Advancement League

Nobody’s perfect, and when it comes to typos, that adage seems even more true (my mother noted a fantastic one I’d made the other day – “he loves with his mother” rather than “he lives with”).  So two young men – one of them local (to me, that is), are doing something about it – Jeff Deck (of Somerville) and Benjamin Herson are driving around the country fixing typos – on signs, restaurant boards, or wherever they find them.  But they don’t chastise…from their website:

We do not blame, nor chastise, the authors of these typos. It is natural for mistakes to occur; everybody will slip now and again. But slowly the once-unassailable foundations of spelling are crumbling, and the time has come for the crisis to be addressed. We believe that only through working together with vigilance and a love of correctness can we achieve the beauty of a typo-free society.

And lo!  You can even buy a t-shirt!

1 Comment

  1. Wife : How did you find this dish? I found the recipe in a magazine and thought it sounded good and made it.

    Husband : It would be lovely, were it not for the typos!

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