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.
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.