Muphry’s Law: the inevitability of typos in pedantic proofreading critiques

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 13:30

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  Muphry’s Law, as formulated John Bangsund of the Victorian Society of Editors (Victorian as in “from the Australian state of Victoria” not as in “pertaining to 1837-1901, the period concurrent with the rule of Queen Victoria”) pertains to the inevitable petard-hoisting that occurs whenever you mention proofreading or editing.

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