Murphry’s Law

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

It states:

Muphry’s Law dictates that (a) if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written; (b) if an author thanks you in a book for your editing or proofreading, there will be mistakes in the book; (c) the stronger the sentiment expressed in (a) and (b), the greater the fault; (d) any book devoted to editing or style will be internally inconsistent.

I LOLed.

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6 Responses to “Murphry’s Law”

  1. #1 |  Lee | 

    It says “Muphry”, not “Murphry” as you have in the title.

  2. #2 |  Danno49 | 

    Actually, it says “Muphry’s” instead of “Muphry” or “Murphry’s”.

  3. #3 |  KBCraig | 

    I don’t think Lee gets it.

  4. #4 |  Robert S. Porter | 

    I think the Freakonomics blog has the best example I’ve ever seen of this.

  5. #5 |  Danno49 | 

    I was trying to be sutble.

  6. #6 |  Lee | 

    What type of cheese doesn’t belong to you?

    ……

    nacho cheese!

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