Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, July 20

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Copy-editing blog A Capital Idea follows up on a recent episode at the Tribune: in a report, political correspondent Mark Silva decided to clean up a presidential malapropism. Turns out he was just following policy. According to a quoted email from public editor Don Wycliff, the paper has a practice of correcting "mispronunciations."

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