How does Alden find so many writing mistakes? It’s easy, when you proofread everything you see
Homophonic writing continues to prove that lazy writers and editors are not paying attention to business. Please read this last graf from a Boston Globe story datelined Montreal: “We’ve become a company whose only guiding principal is ‘Do nothing to antagonize French-Quebecers,’ …”
Both Jacob’s peek/pique citation and the Globe‘s flustration at principal/principle illustrate how easy it is to lose focus for a second or so and lay/lei an egg.
How quickly will you spot the flub in this lead to a Wall Street Journal editorial? The head said, “More Pies, Please”: