Commencement, Law Schools

Embarrassing Commencement Typo

Oh, I kid the grammar nazis because I’m really bad at it and making jokes is easier than contemplating my own shortcomings. But even I can acknowledge that some typos are distracting. Give me another sentence and I’ll show you — or maybe I have already (that’s an honest question: I’ve got no damn clue just at the moment).

Luckily, I write on the internet, and I have a legion of free copy editors who are happy to help me correct mistakes in real time. If I worked in a more permanent medium… well, let’s just say that I hope that never happens.

Let’s just pray that I’m never in charge of writing copy for people’s graduation ceremonies. Those memories are supposed to last a lifetime and you just wouldn’t want administrative carelessness to ruin anything. You simply don’t want mistakes like this invitation to a law school commencement…

Commencement at SUNY Buffalo will feature the junior Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand. She’s a former lawyer, so l think she’ll notice this problematic invitation:

You know, this wouldn’t have happened if they weren’t trying to limit access to the ceremony. Let ‘em all in I say. It’s not everyday one gets to witness a cocement, and it sounds like a lot of fun.

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