Typo Wiener

Say hello to Michelle Sanche! Make that “welcome back”, because Michelle was one of our first typo spotters waaay back in November 2005. Back then, Michelle pointed out a slew of typos capped by the misspelling of Jane Austen’s name (not “Austin” as we wrote). Fast forward to the Dec. 20, 2018 movie listings where (as Michelle pointed out) we wrote “alter” (to change stuff) when we meant “altar” (stone thing for stabby sacrifice). Vowels: 13 years later we still can’t get them right.

Michelle, who hasn’t missed an issue of Prairie Dog since it launched in February 1993, wins a coveted Typo Wiener T-shirt and a copy of Kay Parley’s fairy tale epic The Grass People, courtesy of sponsor Radiant Press (radiantpress.com). Ironically, we ran a letter from Kay on the same page as Michelle’s original “Spot The Typo” write-up. Small world! Small province, anyway. /Stephen Whitworth


VOWAL TRUBBLE Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to [email protected] (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 8. The wiener (who will be notified by e-mail) must fill out a short Q&A and be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street mall Friday, Jan. 11 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Happy New Year!