Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thrid (for Third)

Last week’s snowy weather caused untold travel woes throughout much of Europe and frayed the nerves of weary holiday hordes. One young Minneapolis resident, clearly out of patience after being stranded at London’s Heathrow Airport, was heard to exclaim “It's pathetic—you would think this is a Third World country." Ah, memory is short! Should any American be casting stones at another country’s weather preparedness measures after our own disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina just five years ago?

However, if you eliminate the moderate-probability typo Thrid from your catalog, you may forget all about it with a clear conscience.

(Heathrow’s international arrivals hall, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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