<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Aprotypo

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Aprotypo

In Peter Bergen's column in today's NY Times about how great things are going in Afghanistan, he provided a good example of something we call an "aprotypo"--an apropos typo (often caused by a Freudian slip):

"Undeniably, the drug trade is a serious concern (it now compromises about a third of the country's gross domestic product) and the slow pace of disarming the warlords is worrisome."

We're pretty sure Bergen meant "comprises," not "compromises," but one never knows...

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/23/opinion/23bergen.html?th

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