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The Typo Eradication Advancement League corrects America

TEAL? No, not the color. The Typo Eradication Advancement League are featured in the Chicago tribune. God forbid they come here, they'll kick my ass for god knows how many stray apostrophes and errors that we've managed to throw about here over the years. I'm sorry, so so sorry.... Hey, what are you going to do with that jar of Wite-Out®? Leave my screen alone!

Picture a pair of Kerouacs armed with Sharpies and erasers and righteous indignation—holding back a flood of mixed metaphors and spelling mistakes and extraneous punctuation so commonplace we rarely notice it anymore. But they are 28 and idealistic. Graduates of Dartmouth College, they are old friends with a schoolmarm's irritation at conspicuous errors, and despite their mild and somewhat nerdy exteriors, they have serious nerve. Deck lives outside Boston; Herson lives outside Washington. And together, they are TEAL—the Typo Eradication Advancement League—and they are between jobs.

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RLDavies's picture

Seems a bit over the top. By all means campaign against the state of education that leaves people committing simple errors of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. But a typo is a typo -- by definition a random mistake.

(And if they don't know the difference between a typo and an error, then I question their editorial capabilities.)

Dabitch's picture

*dances with pom-poms around RLDavies* You can red-marker my texts anytime.

Andreas-Udd's picture

*Pulls out red marker. Thinks better of it.*

RLDavies's picture

Aww, I've never had a pom-pom dance!

I'm supposed to be red-markering a magazine RIGHT NOW instead of being here. Don't tell the client.

Andreas-Udd's picture

I'm supposed to be filling out timesheets instead of rocking out to the playlists I found in the forums. I've developed a dance and check method for filling them out, it's all lies anyway.