Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wiconsin, etc. (for Wisconsin)

Today's typos turn up in OhioLINK only a few times each, but united they make a much stronger showing. We found Wiconsin five times, Wiscosin four times, and Winconsin twice. The people united will never be defeated, declares the old Chilean protest song. But never say never, I guess. The Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have just stripped the state's civil servants of their collective bargaining rights and essentially declared class warfare on its workers. Oh, and one more little thing: the governor can now dissolve cities, towns, and other elected bodies—those who are having difficulty balancing their budgets without violating union contracts—and replace them with corporations. Teachers are rioting in the streets, for Pete's sake. It's truly a dark day in America, but you can help shine a light on its unfolding history by at least making sure all records relating to it are correctly spelled.

(Union protester in Madison, Wisconsin, capitol building, Feb. 22, 2011, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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