Friday, February 24, 2017

The African Svelte

The African Svelte: ingenious misspellings that make surprising sense / Daniel Menaker, 252 pgs.

A collection of unintentional mistakes, some of which make a lot of sense.  As a person with poor spelling and editing skills, some of these are probably mistakes I've made or seemed just fine when I looked at them.  However, there are some very funny examples here too. Lucky I'm able to "eek out a living" without having to be an editor or as "a last-stitch effort" I would be reduced to busking.

The illustrations by Roz Chast are wonderful.  I only with there were more of them.

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