5/23/2008

Mr. Rewrite suggests teaming with a dictionary

A memo to Research I institutions everywhere: If you're touting scientific achievements, team up with a good speller or a dictionary.

The world isn't teaming with new species unless a very odd partnership has been formed. If this announcement is to be believed, the world is teeming with species.

Here's an occasion when Mr. Rewrite is glad he wasted his Saturday afternoons watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, which often featured this refrain: "Dee sea ees teeming vith life, zuch az dee lovely sea AH-nehn-oh-MEE."

Those paid to know better do pretty well with teeming vs. teaming, but enjoy these few mistakes courtesy of Google News.

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