Our long-time friend David Bryant is this issue’s Typo Wiener! David caught a mistake on the Jan. 17 issue’s Inside page, where we described musician Alexa Dirks, a.k.a. Begonia, as a “souful” singer. “Souful”? Clearly we meant “soulful”. Or maybe soufflé? No, pretty sure we meant soulful. Anyway, for spotting this typo David wins a t-shirt and a copy of Gillian Harding Russell’s poetry collection In Another Air, courtesy of Typo Wiener sponsor Radiant Press (radiantpress.ca).
David is a past Wiener, earning shirts in November 2008 and May 2009. As well, his wife, Valerie Hall, caught our ignorant misspelling of Ludwig van (not “von”) Beethoven in December, 2006. Best of all their Yorkie, Mitzi, won a (dog-sized) shirt in Sept. 2010!
David is “an old retired guy” whose skills include woodworking and furniture-making. He says he’s not going to enter this contest again but makes no promises about Mitzi.
NO, WE DON’T HAVE ANY DOG-SIZED SHIRTS AT THE MOMENT But you can still spot a typo in this issue and win a shirt for humans! E-mail typo 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, Feb. 5. 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, Feb. 8 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Woof!