Beware the Smith and... Errrr...

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    Beware the Smith and... Errrr...

    Nope... The Smith Corona...maybe.

    Homeless man and accomplice accused of invading home and "typing" up the residents....

    Story here: http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/local/c...-home-invasion
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    Always helps to proofread before printing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Always helps to proofread before printing.
    It would appear that most news agencies with a presence on the web don't bother with their web reports. I've seen crud that my daughter, when she was in elementary school, would have caught.
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    They say the pen is mightier than the sword, so why wouldn't a typewriter be even mightier?
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    They can't even hit "spell check" ???? Laziness in it's full glory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    They can't even hit "spell check" ???? Laziness in it's full glory.
    Typing is a word... Spell check would have cruised right over it.
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    That's part of the problem, over dependence on spell check.

    That and as personnel had to be cut, news organizations seem to have put proofreaders at the head of the pink slip line.

    Back to the sword and pen analogy, does that make a manual typewriter a semiautomatic assault weapon, and an electric typewriter a fully automatic assault weapon? When is the ban coming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    that's part of the problem, over dependence on spell check.

    That and as personnel had to be cut, news organizations seem to have put proofreaders at the head of the pink slip line.

    Back to the sword and pen analogy, does that make a manual typewriter a semiautomatic assault weapon, and an electric typewriter a fully automatic assault weapon? When is the ban coming?
    soonest!
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