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"The signs of the times are missing apostrophes." Sometimes, the world needs a proofreader. Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a sign that is... not... quite... right? And you wanted to pull over and whip out a magic marker and correct the sign (for science, or posterity, or just for your own piece of mind). The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Portsmouth author Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: “NO TRESSPASSING.” In that moment, his greater purpose became clear. Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization… and only he could wield the marker to defeat them. Recruiting his friend Benjamin and other valiant companions, he created the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). Armed with markers, chalk, and correction fluid, they circumnavigated America, righting the glaring errors displayed in grocery stores, museums, malls, restaurants, mini-golf courses, beaches, and even a national park. Jeff and Benjamin championed the cause of clear communication, blogging about their adventures transforming horor into horror, it’s into its, and coconunut into coconut. (GibsonsB)… (más)
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If you care about grammar -- or you remember a teacher who did -- you’ll love the laughs from the new book by our guests this evening: The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time. It’s the story of a grammarian’s gonzo trip across a national landscape pockmarked with poor punctuation, a hilarious and heartfelt call to action (or correction). The authors have gotten a lot of deserved attention on NPR and Weekend Today and run into a few legal problems with the federal government. You’ll also enjoy their work with TEAL (Typo Eradication Advancement League). We invite you to join us for a wild and wacky evening of grammar chat! (jasbro)… (más)