Friday, March 19, 2004

crimes of spell check, #1

Onthe New York Times website, for crying out loud: "Tom Cockle, right, and his 12th-seeded Pacific Tigers muscled a first-round victory from Tuukka Kotti and the fifth-seeded Providence Fryers."

As if Providence College selected their nickname to honor a proud Rhode Island tradition of short order cooks. As their website proudly attests, "Providence is the only college or university in the nation operated by Dominican Friars," and, while you don't see other Catholic colleges naming their teams the Priests or the Monks or the Flying Nuns, Providence athletic teams are indeed nicknamed the Friars.

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