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The great typo hunt: two friends changing the world one correction at a time

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The signs of the times are missing apostrophes.   The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: "NO TRESSPASSING." In that moment, his greater purpose became clear.  Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization... and only he could wield the marker to defeat them.   Recruiting his friend Benjamin and other valiant companions, he created the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). Armed with markers, chalk, and correction fluid, they circumnavigated America, righting the glaring errors displayed in grocery stores, museums, malls, restaurants, mini-golf courses, beaches, and even a national park. Jeff and Benjamin championed the cause of clear communication, blogging about their adventures transforming horor into horror , it's into its , and coconunut into coconut .   But at the Grand Canyon, they took one correction too far: fixing the bad grammar in a fake Native American watchtower.  The government charged them with defacing federal property  and summoned them to court--with a typo-ridden complaint that claimed that they had violated "criminal statues." Now the press turned these paragons of punctuation into "grammar vigilantes," airing errors about their errant errand..   The radiant dream of TEAL would not fade, though.   Beneath all those misspelled words and mislaid apostrophes, Jeff and Benjamin unearthed deeper dilemmas about education, race, history, and how we communicate. Ultimately their typo-hunting journey tells a larger story not just of proper punctuation but of the power of language and literacy--and the importance of always taking a second look.
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subject_facet American national characteristics, Deck, Jeff -- Travel -- United States, Editors -- Travel -- United States, Herson, Benjamin D -- Travel -- United States, Herson, Benjamin D. -- Travel -- United States, National characteristics, American, Punctuation -- Social aspects -- United States, Signs and signboards, Signs and signboards -- United States -- Editing, Signs and signboards -- United States. -- Editing, Spelling errors -- Social aspects -- United States, United States -- Description, United States -- Description and travel, United States -- Social life and customs, United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-, Written communication -- United States
title_display The great typo hunt : two friends changing the world, one correction at a time
title_full The Great Typo Hunt Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time, The great typo hunt : two friends changing the world one correction at a time / Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson, The great typo hunt : two friends changing the world, one correction at a time / Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson
title_short The great typo hunt :
title_sub two friends changing the world one correction at a time
topic_facet American national characteristics, Deck, Jeff, Description, Description and travel, Editing, Editors, Herson, Benjamin D, Language Arts, National characteristics, American, Nonfiction, Punctuation, Reference, Signs and signboards, Social aspects, Social life and customs, Spelling errors, Travel, Written communication