L.R. sent me a charming and hysterically funny e-mail in which he nevertheless referred to something as “deep-seeded” instead of “deep-seated.”
What do I do? Using a comma instead of a semi-colon is one thing—e-mail is casual!!!!!! and breezy!!!!!!—but this is on an entirely different scale.
I am going to try my best to withhold judgment until I actually meet him.
Who am I kidding? I could no sooner withhold judgment than I could grow a third arm.
Perhaps I will suddenly develop Wernicke’s aphasia and this sort of thing will cease to matter to me in the slightest.