Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New York Times Typesetting Catastrophe

My grandfather gave me this unique example of a punctuation error that he found in the New York Times:

It's a little blurry (my fault!), but you can clearly see that one half of the end quotation mark is on one line, and the other half is on the next. Did the Times fire all of its copyeditors and typesetters?

Thanks, Boppa!

1 comment:

texascom said...

This brings up a big pet peeve of mine that should be right up your alley. It seems that more and more people are putting spaces before punctuation marks, especially exclamation points and question marks. Have you noticed this? Just think what these illiterate morons are doing to the English language. Young people see this so often that they repeat it, thinking that it's correct, regardless of what their teachers taught them, that is, if their teachers taught them at all.