Apparently our Nov. 8 edition had no typos. I know, I was surprised too but no one entered the contest so what other explanation could there be?
Fortunately, our Oct. 25 had EXTRA typos. And so, it is my pleasure to award a shirt and a Radiant Press book to Madeline Sheridan for pointing out my misspelling of the word “Celsius” (not “Celcius”) in Gwynne Dyer’s column. Yes, it was my dumb edit. Editing is hard, you guys!
For correcting my idiocy, Madeline — who crunches numbers for the WCB in her day job and once brought us delicious brownies shaped like turds — becomes a three-time Typo Wiener. She acquires a coveted Typo Wiener shirt plus a copy of Gillian Harding-Russell’s new poetry collection In Another Air, courtesy contest sponsor Radiant Press (radiantpress.ca).
Congratulations Madeline! /Stephen Whitworth
“MADELINE” IS “MAD FELINE” WITHOUT THE “F” 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 Tuesday, Nov. 27. The wiener (who will be notified by e-mail) must fill out a short Q&A and be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street mall Friday, Nov. 30 to collect their prize and pose for a photo. Good luck!