- Posted by Johanna on April 14, 2008 at 7:10 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
The Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) is traveling across the U.S. trying to stamp out public typos. They just wound up at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, which is currently exhibiting “Sex and Sensibility”, about ten female cartoonists and their work about love.
The TEAL group was not pleased. (Scroll down past the part about Starbucks.)
It highlighted the work of ten female cartoonists and included detailed biographies for all of them. And the museum had somehow managed to make a few f**kups in just about all of the bios. The first and second typos I found just amused me, but by the sixth or seventh or eighth, I had become genuinely angry on behalf of these cartoonists. This was supposed to be their big moment of recognition. But the museum had shat out its signage rather than taking the time to present it properly.
Much more detail in the link. The museum rep, when made aware of all this, first blamed a high school intern, then a book of source material (which, upon investigation, turns out not to have the same errors).
I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the museum, but I’ve heard good things about them. I hope that they’re able to remedy these problems relatively quickly.