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July 28th, 2004

When Typos Attack

The Chicago Tribune has been covering an ongoing story about Soldier Field. Due to renovations, many of which are damned ugly, the field is about to lose its landmark status.

But it’s not helped by headlines such as this:


Note to self: learn to use spell-checker, and be sure about the spelling of a place before writing about it.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 12:50:00 am
They should have redone the byline to read "Bliar Kamni."

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 10:25:02 am
I always thought it was called Soldiers' Field.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 2:06:58 pm
Robert -- It's just Soldier Field.

FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 8:07:37 pm
My dad worked in printing for 45 years and says, "The larger the print, the more likely a typo will occur." He also warns you not to make posters on red paper with black ink. Ow!

FROM: Mario500 [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 8:25:51 pm

Are you implying something about Soldier Field not being "solid" or "more solid" nowadays?

(Look closely at "Solider Field")

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