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Food Industry
Gauge your word-nerdiness

In my post on Laura Hale Brockway’s inane word-nerd quiz at PR Daily (“So that’s how they see us,” June 5), I made a throwaway remark that I could produce a better word-nerdiness quiz myself, and one reader allowed that that might be interesting. So I descended to the crypt where I preserve my trove of sentences to see how I might challenge your ability to spot errors of grammar or usage and other infelicities. Try your hand at these specimens I have brought to light. Each of them, written by a professional journalist and passed through the transformative hands of an assigning editor, made it at least as far as the copy desk; some got as far as publication. To...