Walking in the Plateau neighborhood of Montreal
One of my good friends is submitting her PhD thesis at the end of this week, and she is working like crazy around the clock to incorporate revisions in time to meet the deadline. She realized that the the was repeated twice in one of her completed chapters, as in this sentence. How is it that you can read something a zillion times and a silly mistake like that goes unnoticed? It reminded me of how I thought "alot" was one, not two, words all the way into college (in my defense, no one ever corrected me!). She sent me this hilarious blog post - I will never again forget the distinction between a lot and alots, the cute, furry, imaginary animal!
Image from http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/