Friday, June 17, 2011

More Complaining....

What kind of copyeditor corrects repeated and consistent use of "Willard" with "William"? Who wouldn't just look it up?

I'm a big fan of Bob Quine, but have no interest whatsoever in William Quine's views about meaning....

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bob Quine is Willard's nephew? Awesome.

Spiros said...

Yes. Awesome.

Glaucon said...

William Norman Von Quine. Almost as good as philosopher as Paul Kripke.

Anonymous said...

Paul Kripke? Pff. I'd take Michael Foucault over Kripke any day.

Anonymous said...

"Bob Quine is Willard's nephew? Awesome."

Wow. Didn't know that until now.

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729 said...

It's as if this copyeditor is just running spell check on the document. Spell check: lThat's the kind of copyeditor that corrects repeated and consistent use of "Willard" with "William."

Anonymous said...

Clarence Clemons has a posse. :-(

Glaucon said...

But Michael Foucault is no Harry Field...

Anonymous said...

You know what probably happened? Your copy editor probably started by using word's spelling & grammar checker, and accepted all suggested changes.

Anonymous said...

12:45--

If your theory is correct, then any copyeditor who would think that Spiros would not have noticed and attended to the red and green squigglies on the page in front of his eyes sets a new standard for cluelessness. Yeech.

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Anonymous said...

I hear you, Glaucon. Harry Field is great, but I think I'm partial to Garrett Evans.

Kristine Hunt said...

2:06: I don't know about Spiros, but I have seen plenty of PhDs out there who seemingly don't pay attention to the red and green squigglies. That said, what copy editor in their right mind would dare change a name without checking it first?

Don't get me started on missing hyphens and accents in Lévi-Strauss.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I have to advocate for copy editors right now. Clearly, some of you need us. Twice on this blog, Michel Foucault has been called Michael.

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