We misspelled the word “Autumn”. We wrote “Autmun”. On the cover of the last issue. In 46-point type. And only three people pointed it out.
What’s up with that?
One of those three was Karen Lawson, a business student at the University of Regina and a Hawksley Workman fan. For her apparently rare ability to notice blatant last-minute typing clusterfucks on our cover, Karen won $10 and a Typo Wiener T-shirt.
Karen is a huge Prairie Dog fan. “I like the Street Style section and would love to see it more often,” she says. “I also love the reviews (food, music) and current events section. So… pretty much everything.”
Karen spent her cash prize at the recent Treasures & Bargains sale at the Cathedral Community Centre. “It was well-spent,” she says.
WE ACTUALLY DO KNOW HOW TO SPELL “AUTUMN” We just don’t know how to type it at 11:00 at night after the copy editor’s gone to bed. Hey! 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, Oct. 9 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, Oct. 11 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!