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Review mistakes and Corrections

richardshagrin

Recently I made an error in a review. A reader told me about it and I went back and changed my review. Is there some other action that is needed to somehow publicize my culpability. In Latin, Mia Culpa. (I wonder if that could be a character's name?)

I wanted to explain, perhaps humorously why I wanted the broadest distribution of my review, to bring attention to the story. Broad, in the sense of widely, and also to Broads (women). I seriously misquoted a line from South Pacific using Broad where I should have used Dame. (There is nothing like a Dame/Broad.) The song I wanted was "Honey Bun" and the line "And she's broad where a broad should be broad."

Correction to the review is made, what more should I do?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@richardshagrin

Mia Culpa. (I wonder if that could be a character's name?)


Sounds like a Latina cutie. But to the question, email the webmaster via the link in the top right hand corner of any SoL page

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

Sounds like a Latina cutie.


Mia Culpa sounds more like an Italian hottie than a Latina cutie to me.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

Culpa


Nah, Culpa sounds more like a Mexican distortion of the name Culper, so her great great grandfather could be a westerner who married a Mexican girl in a Mexican community and the name became distorted due to them spelling it how it sounds. Mia is a common Hispanic name as well.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Crumbly Writer

Honestly, Richard, I don't think many people (including site administrators) have thought about reviews enough to consider how to make corrections/amends. Personally, I'd add an update to the review (like the old fashioned newspaper corrections) and post a blog entry, so anyone reviewing the site that day will be alerted so they can check it out. Beyond that, you really can't do much.

Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

Mia is a common Hispanic name as well.


According to a baby name site I checked Mia as a name is Italian in origin and has basically the same meaning as a name as the work mia in Italian. Alos, "mia culpa" is an Italian phrase.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

Mia as a name is Italian in origin


Probably is, but on a few Wikipedia sites it shows as a common first name for girls in Mexico and a few other South American countries as well as this one showing it as common in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, Illinois, and Hawaii.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_given_names_by_state_in_the_United_States

Banadin

Another Mea Culpa may be due in the future.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Banadin

Well, I did take Latin in High School (1959/62). It was in Virginia, my teacher may have had a Southern accent. What's a vowel or two between friends? It was about 55 years ago.

I'll ask Richard Jackson when he gets to 10th Grade. He will tell me the truth, except for a lie or two.

Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

I'll ask Richard Jackson when he gets to 10th Grade. He will tell me the truth, except for a lie or two.

Lies are what make for great stories. The truth is fairly boring. I always say, as long as you get stories to tell over a beer, any adventure is worthwhile, no matter the outcome. Now, as an author, I get to borrow others' stories and utilize them in creating composite characters without having to suffer the bad parts of their adventures.

richardshagrin

@Crumbly Writer

Adventure is discomfort, pain, injury or death, endured by someone else, that you are told about.

Switch Blayde

@Crumbly Writer

Lies are what make for great stories.


Quote from "V for Vendetta"

Artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover the truth up.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

Artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover the truth up.

Politicians wouldn't know what the truth is if it ran over them with a bus filled with facts (which I'm continually hoping for)!

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@richardshagrin


I'll ask Richard Jackson when he gets to 10th Grade. He will tell me the truth, except for a lie or two.


He has to make it safely off that tramp steamer before you can ask him.

The first story isn't too bad, but he does need to get an editor who knows about commas and spelling. I almost died laughing when he had a problem with the fit of the waste on his new trousers. I immediately imagined he bought trousers for public wear with a bottom flap.

the usual typo edit

Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

Politicians wouldn't know what the truth is if it ran over them with a bus filled with facts


I see you have no intention of conveying all the facts over them - you'd need a very long semi-trailer convoy to do that.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Ernest Bywater

Why do you guys want to damage busses and semi-trailer convoys? It doesn't do much good to eliminate politicians. It just makes room for others to continue to "help" us.

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