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martin dufresne
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posted 17 April 2008 04:50 AM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
America, Corrected: Typo Vigilantes Check Spelling Coast to Coast
By Andrew Mueller, Comment Is Free
Posted on April 17, 2008

For centuries, travelers have crossed America to explore it, conquer it, settle it, exploit it and study it. Now, a small but righteous crew are traversing America in order to edit it. Jeff Deck, and his friends at the Typo Eradication Advancement League (Teal), are spending three months driving from San Francisco, California, to Somerville, Massachusetts, on a mission to correct every misspelled, poorly punctuated, sloppily phrased item of signage they encounter en route. Equipped with marker pens, stickers and white-out, they are seeking to scourge America's landscape of floating apostrophes, logic--defying syntax and other manifestations of laziness and/or illiteracy.

The amusing -- indeed, vexingly addictive -- blog on which they are chronicling their progress is illustrated with before and after pictures of their handiwork. Though we must be braced for the likelihood that their odyssey will eventually be turned into a crushingly mediocre film, very probably starring Adam Sandler, the members of Teal are, for the moment, genuinely heroic figures. (...)

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