Proofreading Pitfalls That Trip Up Even Watchful Wordsmiths

In Wellesley, Mass., a man once handed a bank teller a note that read, “Give me your 10s and 20s and no die pack.” Distracted by the misspelling of “die pack” for “dye pack” (a hidden device that stains money red after a robber leaves the bank), the teller did not realize at first that …

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