Thursday, October 28, 2010

Whatever You Do, Don't Misspell The Boss' Wife's Name

Everyone who writes either for a living or for fun is guilty of making typos. Just read my blog, without a copy editor having my back I've made thousands. But some typos sting more than others.

For instance, here's one from the White House Press Secretary's Office, as reported by POLITICO:

In a White House press release sent Tuesday evening, there's a misspelling, and it's a big one: The first lady's first name.

"Michele and I are deeply saddened by the loss of life, injuries, and damage that have occurred as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami in West Sumatra," reads the release.

Of course, the first lady's first name is spelled "Michelle," with two "l"'s.

A corrected version was sent out this morning.

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