Thursday, September 8, 2011

homonym atrocities

There's something asinine about people who make corrections in library books. The person is probably saying to him/herself, "well, I would hate for the next person who read this book to get 'they're' and 'their' mixed up in this sentence and disrupt their literary experience" but what the person really thinks is, "next person, look at how intelligent I am!" It's the bookworm's humblebrag.

library book corrections (not mine) library book corrections (not mine)
[Los Altos library copy of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach]

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