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At Least They Didn’t Say ‘Pubic’

The lead item in the State Department of Education’s latest weekly e-newsletter comes as no surprise: an overview of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s K-12 budget proposal. The surprise comes in the headline: “Superintendent Luna Requests 5.9% Increase for Idaho Publc Schools Next Year.” Not good. But things could always be worse. Any veteran journalist has a few good war stories about another way to misspell “public.” One that spellcheck won’t catch, if you catch the drift/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.

Question: Have you ever inadvertantly swapped out "pubic" for "public" in something you've written?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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