Touring the Apollo-era mission control center in Houston last June, I noticed a mirror with a plaque that read: “This mirror, flown on the Aquarius, LM-7, to the moon April 11-17, 1970. Returned by a greatful Apollo 13 crew to “reflect the image” of the people in mission control who got us back!” (Emphasis added.)
A fantastic sentiment. A glaring error. Personally, I’m grateful for the spelling error.
It gave me just the ammunition I needed to persuade my editor into letting me write this post. Why? Because I’ve been meaning to wright about righting write! I mean, write about writing right!
Actually, I just wanted an excuse to share some examples of so-called word crimes I saw, heard or otherwise witnessed over the summer.