Unintended Wordplay


Unintended Wordplay By John Weeren To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that even the most experienced wordsmith must be in want of an editor. For how else are we to explain the errors that creep into documents and publications of every kind? Many of these mistakes are pedestrian—a missing comma here; an incorrect spelling there—but some are more consequential. As The New York Times noted in a correction published last fall, "an article on Thursday about a growing number of working Americans who earn too little to afford rent and have turned their cars into a form [...]