Moons have passed since I’ve passed on to you some of the little items readers send me. These collections of errors, mostly typographical, are a popular, often requested feature of this column. (Why do people prefer the reproduction of other people’s errors to my own errorless prose?) In any case, these are dated items, which I’ve carried over from the previous millennium. Yet I can safely say that they are as relevant now as they were back in 2000. To protect the innocent we’ll identify states but not churches or people.
New Mexico: A newspaper’s “Around Town” church news section headlines a “TRUNK OR TREAT FALL CARNIVAL,” but the ensuing story makes it more interesting. A church “invites all young people . . . to the “Trunk or Teat Fall Carnival.” We won’t be cowed.