Lauren Fournier is a Typo Wiener! Lauren — an artist, curator, writer and sourdough bread maker — found a typo in our Jan. 3 issue’s Museums listings. “In this daily parade, the drill sergeant conducts a roll call and inspects of cadets,” we wrote. Nope! That should be “inspects cadets”. No “of”!
For spotting this trouble-making boo-boo, Lauren wins a coveted Typo Wiener t-shirt and a copy of Kay Parley’s The Grass People from our sponsor, Radiant Press. You can learn more about The Grass People and other Radiant Press books at radiantpress.ca.
Interestingly, Lauren is a second-generation Typo Wiener. Her dad, Ray, won the prize in our March 12, 2009 issue. How’s that for a 10-year challenge?
T2: THE TYPO OF ELEMENTAL EVIL If you recognize this obscure and nonsensical reference you are very old, and a big nerd. 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, Jan. 22. 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 on Friday, Jan. 25 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck, and remember to stay away from gnolls!