“The planning committee ate for five hours” – introducing my email newsletter, typos included

I like to boast that my fortnightly newsletter and blog gives a lot of information about policies and actions that affect Ludlow, especially my patch, Ludlow North. I try also to give a bit of background information. In last night’s newsletter, I provided a bit of background information that has tickled people pink. Thanks to all those who have pointed out the typo. I wrote:

“Shropshire Council’s planning meetings these days are often arduous. In October the South Planning Committee ate for five hours.”

Of course, I meant to write that the “committee sat for five hours”. But this is probably the best typo I have made for a long while!

The planning committee I was writing about only got back to Shirehall 15 minutes before the meeting started. Committee members had to bolt sandwiches in a secretary’s office. Our late return from site visits has happened before. On a previous occasion, the chairman had the temerity – possibly brought on by near starvation – to eat a sandwich in the committee room before the meeting started. One of the developers, annoyed with our rejection of his application, made a formal complaint about eating of sandwiches in the committee room! That’s why the committee hid in an office.

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0 comments on “The planning committee ate for five hours” – introducing my email newsletter, typos included

  1. I just took it at face value – in the light of all the other Shropshire Council madness eating for five hours seemed completely plausible.

  2. I love this article in Wired on typos. It explains: “Typos suck. They are saboteurs, undermining your intent, causing your resume to land in the “pass” pile, or providing sustenance for an army of pedantic critics. The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, explains psychologist Tom Stafford.”