Tag Archives : typos

‘Weird Al’: English Teacher of the Year?

“Weird Al” Yankovic, king of pop-song parodies, has done more for the English language this week than some teachers do in a year.  To promote his latest album, Mandatory Fun — which contains parodies of Pharrell’s “Happy” (“Tacky”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”) — “Weird Al” is in the midst of releasing eight […]

Where Is One of the Last Places You Want to See Typos?

I hate typos, but we’re all guilty of making them. What really frustrates me, as a writer and editor, is seeing completely inexcusable typos. Near downtown Madison, Wis., for example, a restaurant illuminates a fluorescent sign every single night that reads: “Immediate Seatnig.” Lately I’ve noticed typos in one public place where they should never be: […]