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As seen in a call for papers

"If you are interested in presenting... a wink-in-progress report ..."

Wouldn't it be physically uncomfortable to read the report under the circumstances?

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haggisthesecond
Mar. 24th, 2003 01:24 am (UTC)
hilarious! that's the kind of error that voice-recognition software sometimes makes... wonder if the person who wrote the cfp was using viavoice or something.

Hope your conference went well! I was thinking of you this weekend and thinking you're probably having a great, if stressful time.
owlfish
Mar. 24th, 2003 06:10 am (UTC)
Voice errors
Voice recognition software would account for the other typo in the same paragraph. "Tow other researchers are closely working..."

The conference went very well! I had good company in the form of my guests, and, best of all for the conference's sake, I can safely say that nothing went wrong this weekend, which is astounding, given how much coordination was necessary all around. It was also particularly good to see such a large number of last year's attendees returning again. Meanwhile, I've been operating on sleep deprivation for the last 4 or 5 days, and my feet have been achy. Still, I'm feeling much better for sleeping in a bit this morning.

Thank you for asking!
lazyknight
Mar. 24th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC)
Re: Voice errors
As a mis-recognition of "two" I'd expect either "too" or "to", not "tow" -- I'd guess it's the spill-chucker instead...

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Michael
(Anonymous)
Mar. 24th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC)
Hello!!!
Dear goodness. It's been a long time, Shana. Hope you're still doing well-- your blog seems to indicate that that's the case!

Drop me a line sometime: you can find my blog at www.niherlas.com/stella

Stella Kurtz Evans
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