Oh, this contest is ON. Submissions are coming in from all over the US, and another state goes green today. You’ve got nearly twelve full weeks to hunt down typos, snap photos of them, and maybe even (with permission) get some corrections. You need not wait, friends. On this otherwise pointless Columbus Day, you too can sail forth and “discover” something. *ahem*
This week, we’ll color a couple northern states yellow. Let’s start out west in my neighboring state of Idaho. Lindsey S. sent this previous find in from Lewiston:
For the love of Tiny Tim, where is Scrooge when you really need him?
Flipping east, let’s color Massachusetts yellow as well. Robin C. in Boston and David S. in Great Barrington have sent us these mouth-watering typos, respectively.
Ugh, it’s enough to make you lose your appetite. Well, almost.
My hunger for grammatical justice, however, is unwavering. Thus, onward we go. Maryland has gone green, but that doesn’t mean it’s typo free by any means. Stephanie M. sent in this astonishing typo from Baltimore County:
The best I can figure, these mines must be essential for the functioning of a coherent timeline. If only someone had gone back to prevent this engraved error.
Speaking of green states, Georgia wins big. Scott M., whom we met at our book signing in Atlanta last year, has taken up the typo hunting mantle and done great deeds of orthography! Witness his action-packed heroics in Lawrenceville and Dunwoody:
Congratulations, Georgia, for going green on our map, only the second state to do so. But not, I promise you, the last.
In the mean time, just because your state’s changed color, don’t let that stop you from sending in more typos. Lisa H., for instance, sent us two from King, North Carolina:
I blame the movie Airplane for the one on the left–clearly a Clearance/Clarence confusion. As for the warning on the right, they tell you about the monetary fine, but they fail to mention they’ll also dock you a vowel. Yeah, it’s that serious.
So remember, troops: There are typos out there awaiting discovery. Just ask permission when you go for the correction…and don’t park in any fire lanes!