The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
I really wanted to like this book, based on the premise. Two friends on road trip, correcting all the misspellings on signs and menus. Combining grammar with a buddy movie! Sure!But the book itself needed an editor for the sheer weight of the unnecessary adjectives and pretentious prose. I'm willing...
An amusing cross-country sojourn to correct typos, including prosecution for unwittingly desecrating an historical sign. The tone wears on one in places, but I can't fault their intentions, and do admire their discussions of descriptive versus prescriptive linguistics.The first major typo I remember...
I loved the writing style and the deeper things he found on the journey. It was funny, too.This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story