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May 10, 2013

Vigilante Copy Editor

By JAY DOCKENDORF

In the sculpture park at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, one of the nation’s oldest art schools, a clandestine struggle is under way — over grammar. In recent months, a vandal (or team of vandals) has used permanent markers to correct grammar and punctuation mistakes on the informational placards near the sculptures.

I posted fliers around the Pratt campus in an attempt to find the person or persons responsible. I’m perplexed that someone would do this. Who is so devoted to the park, and to the rules of grammar, that he or she would break the law to correct these mistakes?

I’ve heard of something similar, chronicled in the book “The Great Typo Hunt” by Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, two friends who toured the country correcting spelling errors on signs. The pair denied any involvement with the Pratt graffiti.

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