1. When reporting typos and other errors please indicate the title of the article.
2. Preference: Please note the typo or error as a comment at the end of the article.
A word to grammarians, punctuologists, editors, spelling freaks and people who think diagramming sentences is a pleasurable past-time akin to working Chinese crossword puzzles:
• Writing includes a scientific component and an artistic component.
The scientific component involves proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, etc.
When you stumble upon such errors I will be eternally grateful if you note such in the comments section following the respective article. (Maybe not eternally grateful; but grateful nonetheless.) The tendency to overlook errors while proofreading one's own work is common. Also, I sometimes make errors due to ignorance. Either way, your comments will be appreciated.
The artistic component, such as using the word 'peg' instead of 'portray', is a matter of style. While I appreciate your input, it will likely be ignored as I presume those who tinker with one's creativity to be pompous snorbs who liked to scrawl on their neighbor's paper in Kindergarten.
• Sometimes the two components merge.
"Maybe not eternally grateful; but grateful nonetheless," for example, is not a proper sentence. Nonetheless, I used it for impact. In this case art trumps science; function follows form. (Using 'nonetheless' in the same paragraph is bad form, as is using the word 'form' twice in the same paragraph. Such goofs violate the science of writing. Please alert me when you note such.)
• I'm fond of creating neologisms.
Don't freak out when you encounter words such as punctuologists, and snorbs. Among my other inventions are enamourization and cinemantiques. They are usually, though not always, accompanied by an asterisk and explanatory footnote.
However, if you see a word that fails to find it's way into Websters, please feel free to alert me. It may actually be an error.