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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby mindstalk » December 19th, 2008, 2:50 am

2008-12-19, panel 4: "to secrets away" I'm not what's right there but that isn't to. "to secret away" is more grammatical but sounds odd. "to spirit away" seems better.
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Graybeard » December 19th, 2008, 10:32 pm

mindstalk wrote:2008-12-19, panel 4: "to secrets away" I'm not what's right there but that isn't to. "to secret away" is more grammatical but sounds odd. "to spirit away" seems better.

I think "to secrete away" was what was intended (in a somewhat archaic use of "secrete" albeit one recognized in e.g. Wiktionary), although "to spirit away" looks best to me.
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Forrest » December 21st, 2008, 3:04 am

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mindstalk wrote:2008-12-19, panel 4: "to secrets away" I'm not what's right there but that isn't to. "to secret away" is more grammatical but sounds odd. "to spirit away" seems better.

I think "to secrete away" was what was intended (in a somewhat archaic use of "secrete" albeit one recognized in e.g. Wiktionary), although "to spirit away" looks best to me.

FWIW "to secret" (as in the "hide" or "steal" sense of "secrete") made perfect sense to me on first reading. I figured at one point the sentence was "Elven ambassador secrets away illegitimate daughter", and was meant to be changed to "Elven ambassador returns to secret away illegitimate daughter", but the past-tense form didn't get completely changed to the infinitive form, leaving the odd phrasing "to secrets" in there.
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Key » December 24th, 2008, 9:27 am

2008-12-24

Panel 3, Meji: What's already there could be passed off as spoken syntax, but "...when I told you I met a guy while on my trip?" might be better, grammatically.
Panel 3, Ellis: "That'd be more your mom's speed." Anticipatory context; Ellis would be pretty sure about Meji's mom, but it wouldn't hurt to allow some uncertainty in his statement.
Panel 4: Councilman Hinadori: "Do you expect us to believe this story..."
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Sareth » January 2nd, 2009, 1:22 am

"The general does has a point" should be "The general does have a point." Panel 4.

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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby kaitou » January 5th, 2009, 11:47 am

Jan 5 - first panel, missing preposition:
"The more credible accounts state that the bulk of the damage done to Emerylon was caused by the admittedly ..."
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby mindstalk » January 16th, 2009, 1:09 am

2009-01-16: last bubble: "what happen" should be "what happened"
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Pillaroforder » January 23rd, 2009, 2:24 am

2009-01-23, panel 1, Sarine's second speech bubble: "when we met first you"->"when we first met you"

EDIT: Fixed. The post has been restored to its former glory. ;)
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby Graybeard » January 27th, 2009, 11:50 pm

Oh, ****. I screwed up. I meant to quote Pillar's last find, to simplify writing the new one for yesterday's minor typo. Instead, in a gross misuse of my admin-fu powers resulting from a bad mouse click, I edited it. Can anybody remember what the 1/23 one was about?
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Re: That Typos Thread

Postby mindstalk » January 28th, 2009, 1:38 am

2009-01-18: when we met first you

Also, the page announcement thinks it is 2008.
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