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Muphry's LawAug 17 2011

Muphry's Law, as coined by John Bangsund, of the Victorian Society of Editors, states:

  1. if you write anything criticising editing or proofreading, there will be a fault in what you have written;
  2. if an author thanks you in a book for your editing or proofreading, there will be mistakes in the book;
  3. the stronger the sentiment in (a) and (b), the greater the fault; and
  4. any book devoted to editing or style will be internally inconsistent.

I may be the last person in the universe to have heard of Muphry's Law, but dad gave me the keys this week, so I'm driving where I want to drive.

(Via @Tedder42)

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