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Chi Haus Haus?

Letter from Suzanne Macdonald

English Usage – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine


When I saw the cover I thought you might have an article about a

Chinese whorehouse with a German madam. Didn’t think we had anything like

that in Central Colorado, but anything is possible.

Suzanne MacDonald

Buena Vista

As I’ve often observed, the bigger the type, the more likely a typo will slip by. Thus the “Chihauhaus” instead of Chihuahuas in our February headlines.


And talk about stupid blunders, I don’t even pretend to know how to spell Chihuahuas, so I copied Ed’s story headline, which as it turned out contained a typo, letter per letter onto the cover.