Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Typo Tyrant Makes World A Safer Place

KLAMATH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man in Klamath, California, is making the world a safer place, one typo at a time.

Jeff Deck has an eye for spotting bad punctuation and misspelled words, and he’s doing his best to grammatically correct the United States with T.E.A.L., the Typo Eradication Advancement League.

Armed with their trusty typo correction kit, which includes white out, various types of markers, chalk, and crayons, Deck and his crew have been travelling across the U.S. since February on what he calls a “typo-hunting crusade,” fixing signs in every city they stop in.

He adds proper grammar to traffic signs, restaurant menus, and vendor shop signs.

Deck says his need for correct grammar is a bit obsessive, and adds, “I want to make sure that the world is a safer place from the typo threat.”

Deck says he honed his superb typo-spotting skills as an editor, and will continue the typo trek, heading next to Portland, Oregon, and eventually back to Massachusetts, where they started.

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