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When homonyms attack

Newman Lake's Rickey Harber passed along a clipping from a Georgia newspaper.

The article in question included the following sentence.

“Most mosquitoes don't travel very far from where they're bread.”

Rye? Sourdough? Pumpernickel?

Thank heavens, the S-R has never made a mistake.

Well, except for the time we had a recipe for “honey-fried children.”

Or the time, in a story about schools, we referred to “pubic education.”

Or the time, in a photo caption, we got one letter wrong in a woman's name and wound up calling her “Lix Cox.”

Or the time, on a subscription sign-up card, we called the editor of the newspaper “Christ Peck.”

Or, well, you get the idea.   


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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