Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) : What's This All About?: "The Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) is dedicated to a more perfectly spelling union.

This March through May, we, sworn members of TEAL, will be taking a road trip around the country to stamp out as many typos as we can find, in public signage and other venues where innocent eyes may be befouled by vile stains on the delicate fabric of our language. 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."

6 comments:

  1. If I encounter them, I promise to surrender.

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  2. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I can't read that and not think of Ellen Nehr. Has it really been 12 years?!

    Stilwell

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  3. Ellen never misspelled anything. It was all "creative typing."

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  4. At McChord Air Force Base we have signs warning about "Taxing Aircraft" and a "door jam."

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  5. And the scissors of sanity are ready to strike. Editing for the public eye.

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  6. I'm just curious after trogging around their site. Are men really 3/1 more anal than women?

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