Saturday, March 11, 2006

There are two erors in the title of this post

What are they?

12 comments:

Joclyn said...

"erors" should be "errors."

There should be punctuation after "post."

A title requires initial caps on all words that are not prepositions, articles, or conjugations of the verb "to be."

That makes three errors, actually.

The title should read "There are Two Errors in the Title of this Post."

Karl said...

Well, you got the first one right. "erors" is misspelled. Caps on titles after the first word is a matter of taste though (and in many contexts undesireable). And, who puts a period after a title? So we are still one error short.

Joclyn said...

Well, then I guess "two" should be "one;" "are" should be "is," and "erors" should be "error."

Shosh said...

The spelling mistake is obvious but I've no idea what the other one is. I suspect it has something to do with the way that men think. Maybe a man could pick it out right away. The only other thing I can think of is two vs. too. shosh: "There are not two errors in the title of your post, karl."
Karl: "There are too two errors."
Is that proper english? :)

Karl, there is only one error in the title of your post. sorry. just because you say there are two doesn't make it so.

Karl said...

Actually Joclyn sort of got it right the second time. This is a variation on a famous paradox. The first error is the typo in the word "error". The second error is that there is only one error and the title says that there are two.

This is of course paradoxical because there are only two errors if there is only one.

Erica said...

Okay ... I know you won't believe me, but I really, really, really was thinking that, that the second error was the fact that there was only one error, but is was incorrectly stated that there were two ... I swear. Why didn't I write it??? [you do believe me, *don't you?*]

Karl said...

I believe you.

Karl said...

The paradox comes from a book I read I read about 12 or 13 years ago.

bec said...

hmmmm....
so this is how you suck us in.
has anyone ever told you that you should go into marketing?????
:D

Erica said...

Obviously I could offer any shreds of evidence ... but I appreciate you taking me at my word. That's happened to yopu before, right? Like where you thought you knew something [like the answer on Jeopardy] but didn't speak up 'cause you thought you were wrong, but ... La-di-da.

Erica said...

Uh ... what I meant so say was "Obviously I COULDN'T offer any shreds of evidence ..."

scepticalgrrrrl said...

dude. I don't think he believes you. I don't believe you either.
mwahahahahahaahaa!