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The Typo Eradication Advancement League

May 2008

A block later, they stopped. Outside a clothing store, Deck noticed the lack of an apostrophe in the window type—it read "Women's & Mens." They entered, and two clerks with white-blond hair perked up.

"Hi, we're driving around the country fixing typos," Deck explained, "and we noticed one side of your sign out front has an apostrophe and one doesn't for some reason. So we were wondering if you have a spare apostrophe we could stick in there. Or I could just do it."

"My, that's specific," the first clerk said.

"I'm not sure we keep spare apostrophes," the other said.

"Very observant," the first clerk said.

"Amazing, actually," the other said.

Typo Personalities

Christina commented:

Wow. I almost want to join them and become part of TEAL. It's like activism for introverted grammar police. Awesome :)

Stephen commented:

My copy of "Eats, Shoot, and Leaves" has a set of stickers in it to allow you to fix punctuation mistakes you see. Unfortunately, I never have it with me when I see a really glaring one.

thalia commented:

as jody said to me today, 'white people like correcting grammar'