This is a stub.

We need more typos.

Typos add indivdiuality to writing style. We have too few people whose letters show their personalities like Admiral John Fisher’s. He did not have typos, I think, but the effect is similar.

Back in 1912, Fisher was using 2012’s teenager abbreviation, though not in too impious a way, I think. Fisher was a pious man, despite being a very salty sailor, as this story conveys.

This column was written in a rush and under stressful conditions. We apologise for omissions and errors. In the spirit of Alberto’s drafts and emails, this column may have typos.

“he was famous for his typos”
“When you are done with the final draft, I’ll add some typos.” Stefanie Stantcheva– can you translate this email from Alberto” (so many typos)

In his research, and in emails that were notoriously riddled with typos,

Adorava os e-mails com typos, o “don’t screw up” com bom humor, e tantas outras coisas que o faziam tão único além de seu legado acadêmico. Vai fazer muita falta.

Two typos in the first three sentences. Aren’t you supposed to be a professor?

Eric Rasmusen

Professors don’t care about typos, only pedants do.


This was not some massive work with a single tiny error. If you can’t be bothered to proofread a couple sentences before publishing to the world, it tells me how much reflection probably goes into your ideas.