Things are pretty bad when the largest newspaper in Indiana contains a typo in the second column of the day’s top story. Don’t believe me? Check out the picture to the left.
What happened here? Several possibilities come to mind: The Indianapolis Star relies on spell check to proof copy; the editors all left their glasses at home that day; they were trying to save space by eliminating the real estate between “a” and “social”; they didn’t think anybody would notice since nobody in Indiana reads anymore; there actually is such a thing as an “asocial work professor”.
If the last case is correct, I don’t know if Ms. Adamek appreciated being listed in the same category as disgruntled postal workers and bureaucrats.
Dictionary.com (yes, I know I’m lazy) lists asocial thusly:
|1.||not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.|
|2.||indifferent to or averse to conforming to conventional standards of behavior.|
|3.||inconsiderate of others; selfish; egocentric.|