Monday, February 4, 2008

On the topic of "misplace," did you misplace your freakin' brain...?

Misplace? Could the writer possibly have meant Myspace?

(This is why the world needs copy editors, folks...because your spell-checker obviously doesn't catch everything!)

Thanks to KIM, our fabulous West Coast Correspondent, for sending in this one!

1 comment:

woman north said...

I can't help wondering if the writer DID use spell-check.
If "myspace" was in the original, it would likely have been highlighted for correction and "misplace" suggested to replace it. A careless author or editor could have used the spell-check suggestion without making sure the replacement word made sense.
Either way, someone should have caught the error.