mighty red pen

@mightyredpen

Grammar, word nerds, and the editorial way.

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I get the joke but the extra "i" is really really really making my red pen twitchy.

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Headline of the Day! It's a real hard hitting issue #thewaronyogapants #noseriously

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In honor of #waffleday: All together now: they are BELGIAN Waffles not BELGIUM waffles. h/t

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This awesome misplaced modifier has someone reaching from beyond the grave to talk to us:

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Oopsie. There's a teensy spelling typo in FB post about, um, teaching grammar.

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So this Teleflora ad really takes all the romance right out of #ValentinesDay, don't it?

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Eek! Someone eked out a #typo! #usage http://eonli.ne/1e4wVwC

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Is seriously using MLK Day to promote a sale? That's the spirit.

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#Typo in story has planes flying to "Love Fiend." Seen: http://abcn.ws/1a38vCQ #happyearlyvalentinesday h/t AC

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Things that should not go together in a blurb: "Anthony Weiner" and "unit."

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I thought this #typo said "Gooberment." Which, come to think of it, wouldn't be that off the mark.

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Cold air is hurtling toward the Northeast, not hurdling. Either way: brr. #typo #eggcorn http://bit.ly/12uSy0H

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Sometimes, life really is a bowl of chehries. #typo

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This is what happens when an editor goes to a football game: we're distracted by the shiny typos.

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Holy smokes. I'd love to know how Gwyneth's "derriere" got turned into her "perky dairy air." eonli.ne/13AsCzo

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If says "read," how could you say no?

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Hey , those women are holding hoops for rolling, not HULA hoops. #wellesley

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Hope the "most interesting guy in Massacusetts" can spell better than .

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Always curious which books show up via the book gods. Today, colleagues shared 3 new books for my reading list.

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Please, , it's "Newbury" not "Newbry." Thankyouthatisall.

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