Dorothy Parker
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Subject: typo on home page?

Dear Lolita:

Should be "...that an inch.." not "than," shouldn't it, in:

    Dorothy Parker once shared offices with Robert Benchley: "He and I had an office so tiny than an inch smaller and it would have been adultery."

--- Wanda Felix

Our Editor responds:

You have just won the Reginald A. Fessenden Memorial Proofreader of the Year Award.

In the same Paris Review interview, Parker reported that she attended the Blessed Sacrament Convent in New York City, and that it "taught me only that if you spit on a pencil eraser it will erase ink."

    And I remember the smell of oilcloth, the smell of nuns' garb. I was fired from there, finally, for a lot of things, among them my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.

--- Ed

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