I guess a lot of people read the news section Top 6 column every issue because for the second week in a row someone found a typo in it. In Greg Beatty’s Top 6 column “Cowboys And Indians”, we had a sentence that read, in part, “making a mountains out of mole hills”. That, friends, is a classic editing error. I meant to change “making a mountain out of a molehill” to “making mountains out of molehills”, because fewer words is better, but I neglected to delete the first “a”. Oh well. Landscape architect and mandolin ninja David Powell wins $10 and a typo Wiener T-shirt. He’ll spend the money on wine at La Bodega.
MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to email@example.com (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, April 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, April 11 to collect the prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!