Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Muphry's Law Strikes Again

Mark Liberman over at the Language Log links to a post about spelling rage (warning NSFW words in large type). The post is somewhat humorous, and worth reading but I noticed that it suffers from Muphry's Law. Muphry's Law (not to be confused with Murphy's Law) clearly states that when someone is critiquing spelling, grammar or punctuation they'll inevitably have a spelling, grammar or punctuation mistake in their critique.
Case in point, when talking about commas: "...you always want to put a space after him when you use him a sentence."
That sentence is missing the word 'in'.

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