KareNin wrote:My point was that Eric meant to type "apostale," but inadvertently typed "apsotale" (AP SOT ALE).
Ah. Your point was wrong, then. Look at the DesNews article:
"The Daily Universe was using Adobe software called InDesign, which, when it found the word apostle misspelled as "apsotale
," suggested "apostate" at the top of its correction list."
AP SOT ALE is what I meant to type, because that's how the DesNews reports the word was originally misspelled.
Jason, as for this: "I guess it's possible that it's human error but that's just too easy of an excuse." That's exactly why that probably IS the correct explanation -- because it's the easiest. The simplest explanation is usually right. In this case, the alternate theory, in which a conspiracy involving several people is executed in utter secrecy, is just silly.
How could someone choose "Apostates" as the correction instead of "Apostles"? By not looking at the context of the sentence. By not paying attention. By absent-mindedly clicking the wrong correction. I'm stunned that people who AREN'T in a hurry screw up "your" and "you're," but it happens constantly. People make mistakes all the time, including very, very dumb ones that seemingly no person should ever make. Why is it so hard to believe that someone made THIS mistake?