Typo Eradication Advancement League

A couple of ’02s have set out on a cross-country trek in the name of grammar. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson are making their way across America, the Globe explains:

They seek, in short, to do for America’s public signage what spell-check software has done for interoffice e-mail: smarten it up and make it easier on the eye. Their weapons: Wite-Out, markers, ink pens, tape, and nerves of steel.

“I figured, Steinbeck had his dog and Kerouac had his drugs. I’d have my typos,” said the 28-year-old Deck of what he calls his Typo Hunt Across America tour.

You can follow their journey on their website, here.

P.S. Also in today’s Globe: Dartmouth is one of three New England schools making an appearance at the Association of College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

P.P.S. Ironically, Deck’s quote has a problem of its own: it’s missing a comma after “dog” and before “and”—at least that would be the standard way of writing it.

  • Patricia Egan

    A comma before the conjunction, when joining two simple independent clauses, is optional.