Typo Wiener: How Not To Win

1.) Send your entry from a dumb e-mail address like pirate8234576@gmail. 2.) Do not sign your entry. Don’t put your name anywhere on it. 3.) Don’t write TYPO in the subject field as the rules clearly state.* 4.) Tell me my deliberate misspelling of “skillz” (as in, “she had mad skillz”) is a typo when it’s obviously not. (It’s affected and obnoxious, sure. But it’s not a typo.)

5.) Lay down some slick grammar like: “There is also three on page 13 one being on the write up for gunless”. 6.) Do not capitalize Gunless, the name of a movie, and leave the necessary hyphen out of “write-up”.

7.) Say our typos are caused by carelessness or “people just getting lazy” when YOU can’t be bothered to capitalize movie names and write functional sentences.

Congratulations! You just didn’t win the typo contest!

*This helps us find Wiener entries in crowded in-boxes. In case you’re wondering.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

8 thoughts on “Typo Wiener: How Not To Win”

  1. will there ever an online typo weiner? or a honour roll for posters on the blog? you might get more readers and posters that way

  2. A way for posters to earn some kind of prairie dog whuffie? That’s not a bad idea.

  3. Jeff–thanks for the suggestion. No plans to bring the typo contest online but I’m sure we’ll add web-only contests at some point. We have them on our Facebook page and they’re popular.

    I don’t follow our web traffic these days–no time. Suspect it varies wildly but is following a trend of slow growth that will slow more in the summer then go beserk in the fall.

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