In “Frankenstein’s Mayor”, Stephen LaRose’s highly pleasing column on Toronto phenomenon Rob Ford, a certain Prairie Dog editor created the inane sentence “With that kind of financial and political backing, Darwin the IKEA money could’ve been elected mayor.” Obviously that should read “Darwin the IKEA monkey”. The editor apologizes for never learning to type or proofread. Fortunately, Alert Wiener Ruth Easton gets $10 and a Typo Wiener T-shirt out of his incompetence.
Ruth is an international studies student specializing in inequality who’s wrapping up a co-op work term. She’s also an avid gardener who recycles our paper as compost worm bedding. We approve.
Ruth will spend her $10 prize on Christmas presents for family and friends. Half a pack of lifesavers for everyone!
AS THE WORM TURNS Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 4 at noon. The winner (who will be notified by e-mail) must be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street pedestrian mall Friday, Dec. 6 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!