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Why Copy Editing is so Important
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Katrina    Posted 03-02-2005 at 09:08:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
A new young monk arrives at the monastery, and as with all new monks he is
assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the
church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not
from the original manuscript.

So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out
that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never
be picked up. In fact, that error would be continued in all of the
subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries,
but you make a good point, my son." So, he goes down into the dark caves
underneath the monastery where the original manuscript is held as archives
in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot. So, the young monk gets worried
and goes downstairs to look for him.

He sees him banging his head against the wall, and wailing, "We forgot the
"We forgot the "R"!
"We forgot the "R"!
"We forgot the "R"!

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?" With a choking
voice, the old abbot replies,

"The word is celibRate!"
"The word is celibRate!"
"The word is celibRate!"
"The word is celibRate!"

deadcarp    Posted 03-02-2005 at 16:15:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
good grief - has anybody told the vatican? heh heh - you're not bring ignored - they all looking for dictionaries. :)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-02-2005 at 16:24:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
How is that smelt?

Dieselrider    Posted 03-02-2005 at 19:26:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
No I think it's "spelt" and it's some kind of grain or something.Lol

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