Sunday, September 6

Math is Really Our Strong Suit

You can't tell me the world doesn't need copyeditors.

This was a street-mounted marquee set up at the beginning of the school year, on the sidewalk by Hennepin Avenue. It was set up to direct students to their new campus, to one particularly important location for students. But I want to ask the school: if the room is that important, nay, if you want to inspire faith in the new students paying good money to your institution for a solid education, is this how you want to represent yourself?

Then again, if everyone's on the same erroneous sheet of music, most people aren't going to notice the error. They will look at the sign, understand what it's trying to express, and there is no practical breakdown in communication. That's the Living Language argument: "it's only wrong for now."

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