Friday, 21 September 2012


I'm more than usually baffled by editorial mistakes when they appear in captions. These are such small pieces of text that it seems especially surprising that errors are missed by editors:

1. This is from 'Good Living Street' by Tim Bonyhady - the apostrophe suggests there was a phenomenon called 'the Mahler'

2. These are from the Fitzwilliam Museum's recent exhibition of Chinese tomb contents.

a. 'he may BE one of the nomads'
 b. 'on the outer circle' is the start of a new sentence, which suggests a capital 'o' might be in order; 'going into a big mountain AND seeing' might be better than 'going into a big mountain an seeing'

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