In Search Of…”two”

After reading this article, I feel like I’ve been hit with a 12-pound Canada goose.

The AP reporter, Ben Dobbin, probably didn’t write this headline. He probably didn’t edit it either, but his name will forever be associated with it. Ben did, however, use the correct “two” as the first word of his article, and also used it correctly throughout: “two minutes” and “two engines”.

Unfortunately, I think Ben meant “safely,” not “safety” in the first line of paragraph three, and “after” instead of “as” in the first line of paragraph four. Proofreading takes time, but it does save embarrassment later.

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3 responses to “In Search Of…”two”

  1. Kathryn McCary

    [i]Too[/i] funny! Don’t you just love homophones?

  2. Kathryn McCary

    Rats–this is pointy-bracket, not square-bracket, country. My bad!

  3. There are all kinds of weird characters popping up today — and not just on the screen!

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