Monday, December 05, 2011

New York Times embraces LOLcat-speak

Or maybe Dennis Overbye is simply unimpressed by NGC 3842.

NYT photo caption showing typo 'teh' instead of 'the'


Click pic to see original screenshot at full size.

[Update] Already fixed. In response, no doubt, to several thousand carefully worded letters of complaint.

3 comments:

Jack said...

LOL! I love that cartoon linked from "carefully." I actually have that printed and hanging on the cube-wall by my desk. :-D

Not to change the subject or anything, but do you believe the theory that every black hole is really a gateway to another universe? Have you heard that? (I assume you have, given your interest in these things. I just heard about it for the first time the other day.)

Ocean said...

@Jack,

"Not to change the subject or anything, but do you believe the theory that every black hole is really a gateway to another universe?"

The whole idea would be the ultimate form of recycling, no?

Brendan said...

(To be pedantic, which is unusual for me, I know, I'd call it a hypothesis.)

I can't say that I believe it in any case, because I haven't seen enough (any?) evidence to support it. Is it an intriguing notion? Sometimes. But I have to say, most times it does not sound much different from Prof. Dave Jennings's Conjecture.

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