Tuesday, August 26, 2008
According to this article in the New York Times, "two self-styled vigilantes against typos" have been touring the United States this past year correcting errors on government and private signs. (Read more about their exploits here). Their "crime spree" finally came to an end when they were arrested for correcting an erroneous apostrophe and adding a comma, among other edits, to a hand-painted, vintage sign in Grand Canyon National Park. The duo, whom the Chicago Tribune called "a pair of Kerouacs armed with Sharpies and erasers and righteous indignation" pleaded guilty and were sentenced to one year probation during which they are forbidden to enter any national park or edit public signs. Until recently, you could read about these typo 'freedom-fighters" on their website called the Typo Eradication Advancement League but alas, it seems that someone or some "thing" has taken the proverbial Whiteout brush to that website as well according to this report. Is nothing sacred?
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