Saturday, July 10, 2010

How Does This Happen?

OK, I've complained about the declining standards of the publishing industry before...but today I'm reading a book in which the author has Winston Churchill writing to "Theodore Roosevelt" in 1945.  How can the writer, his agent, his editor, and copy editor (if any?) miss that kind of mistake?  How ignorant do you have to be not to know Franklin Roosevelt was president in WWII?  And that Teddy was dead?  Jeez.

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  1. And depending upon what date said letter was written, Frankline might've been dead too.

    Truly, that is deplorable.

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  2. Oh, yeah, and "Sponge" is me. Damn my multiple logins.

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  3. Time machine, dear, time machine! :D

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  4. Even I know FDR was WWII and I'm an ignorant 20 year old.

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  5. I was going to flippantly suggest that maybe Churchill was writing to Theodore Roosevelt, JR. But even he was dead by 1945.

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  6. "Dammit Jim, I'm a writer, not an historian!"

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