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PostSubject: Muphry's Law   Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:04 am

So...interesting little tidbit of information I came across here...

We've all heard of Murphy's Law (Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong); but have you ever heard of MUPHRY'S Law!?

Muphry's Law states that "if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written." (Thank you, Wikipedia!) Here are the four parts to it:

(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.

Basically, if a mistake is as plain as the nose on your face, everyone can see it but you. Unless, of course, you look at it cross-eyed, but no one really does that for long, do they?
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PostSubject: Re: Muphry's Law   Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:51 pm

You ever think that (a) is due to spite, and (b) is from pigheadedness and a personality so anal one could justifiably call it "bum-hole"?

Having said that, I think this principle is extremely true.
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