Saturday, August 23, 2008

Criminals after my own heart

Given that I've been known to correct typos on menus and chalkboards outside of stores and restaurants, I got a kick out of this story on two guys who are now banned from national parks for a year for defacing a sign at the Grand Canyon.

Now, I don't necessarily advocate defacing historic signs that were hand lettered by the architect, but I do understand the impulse to put a stray apostrophe back where it belongs.

The Typo Eradication Advancement League's Web site seems to be down for the moment, but I have it bookmarked so I can check for updates later. I'd love to read their stories about traveling the country fixing typos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Men after my own heart. I've been known to do the same thing, though not with as much forethought. I did have to pass, though, on a sign proclaiming all the benefits of the organic "fluor" at trader joe's one day, because it was such a work of art. I just wanted to know fluor-what? -escent? -oscopic?