I like the inadvertently meaningful typos the best, and that’s what reader Laura Stewart found in Prairie Dog’s May 23 listings. “I was happy to see the event listing for the May 24 Global Climate Strike,” wrote Laura. “But unless it’s a simulation à la Bill Nye, let’s not “strike this match” to the planet! Let’s “march” instead.”
For spotting this typo, Laura wins a coveted Typo Wiener t-shirt and a copy of gillian harding-russell’s poetry collection In Another Air, courtesy of Typo Wiener contest sponsor Radiant Press (radiantpress.ca). Turns out the recent master of journalism grad is working on a book of her own.
“My project for the degree was a book proposal, so now I get to write it,” says Stewart. “I’m telling the story of carbon as it moves through Prairie landscapes and lives.”
Looking forward to it. Congratulations, Laura! /Stephen Whitworth
PSYCHOPATHS ARE KILLING THE PLANET 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 Tuesday, June 11. 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, June 7 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!