Typo Wiener

Michelle Beitel

Science Matters probably has the fewest typos of any regular Prairie Dog feature. It sure had a good one last issue, though. “I spotted a typo on page 7 in the “Charge is Coming” article’s first sentence,” writes this issue’s Typo Wiener, Michelle Beitel. “‘Electric vehicles … and active transport like waking and cycling.’

“While ‘waking’ is transport from dreamland, I don’t think it’s what Suzuki had in mind,” she writes.

Probably not!

For both her eagle eye and for finding not just any typo but a funny one, Michelle — an administrator, ceramics and cake maker, beer drinker, Oxbow enthusiast and soccer field scamperer — wins one of our legendary Typo Wiener t-shirts and a copy of Angela Long’s travel memoir Every Day We Disappear, courtesy of Typo Wiener contest sponsor Radiant Press (radiantpress.ca). Congratulations Michelle, and thanks to everyone who pointed out the typo in last issue’s Typo Wiener column. (May, not March. Sheesh).  /Stephen Whitworth


WAKE UP, WALK ON Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to typo@prairiedogmag.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 Tuesday, May 28. The wiener (who will be alerted by electro-mail) must fill out a short Q&A and be available to meet at a downtown park, coffee shop or miscellaneous shady location TBD on Friday, May 30 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!