Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Slap the Copy Editor

This gem is from a Chicago Tribune article about potatoes:
Neumiller Farms in Savanna, Ill., has increased the number of potatoes it's growing this year to meet customer demand, owner Tom Neumiller said. The tuber comes out of the earth with no fat and containing vitamin C, potassium and fiber, said Neumiller, who eats them every day, adding, "My doctor says, 'I am in perfect health.'"
That's great for Neumiller's doctor, but we don't even know whether he eats potatoes!

(The last comma and the single quotes do not belong in the last sentence.)

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

What copy editor? They were all fired years ago.