s of this posting, the following still appears in the Toronto Star
's Sept. 4 review of Jonathan Franzen's novel Freedom
"The women are strong, a little slutty and adverse to self-analysis and other intellectual pursuits ..."
Illiteracy is always painful (the word the reviewer wanted was averse
), but especially so in a book review.
(If the Star has corrected its mistake, thanks.)
he Star preserves the error as of
6:14 p.m., Jan. 23, 2012 7:46 p.m., March 28, 2013
— and yes, it has been notified of the mistake. Correct English usage is
obviously optional at the Toronto Star.
© Peter Rozovsky 2010
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