The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Other Than That, the Storey Was Accurate
“In a story March 26 about a spelling contest, The Associated Press misspelled ‘obnubilate,’ which means to obscure or make unclear.”–Associated Press, March 29
News of the Tautological
News You Can Use
“State Dept. Warns Against Ukraine Travel, Promotes Ukraine Travel”–headline, Washington Free Beacon, March 28
Bottom Stories of the Day
Never Bail Hey on an Unhoed Road
The concluding item in Friday’s column drew this response from reader Tom Witta:
It’s “a tough row to hoe,” not “road.” Can’t tell if you meant that deliberately, as a similar mistake to the ones you were noting, but if so, the humor didn’t quite come off for me. There is I guess some confusion on this, but you hoe a row of a crop to weed it, so my background with summers spent at my uncle’s farm must be showing through.
Which answers the age-old question: Why can’t Johnny weed?
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