Stet

Every cubicle has its dog-eared, photocopied bit of humor thumbtacked to the divider. These are two of my favorites.

The first is courtesy of my former colleague Tim Huston. Heaven only knows what unit he’s currently assigned to, but if his sons haven’t yet graduated from high school, it’s probably third shift. Huston wasn’t the originator, but he recited this from memory during a discussion of handwritten witness statements. I never met a detective who relied heavily on witnesses or suspects to write their own statements, as is so often depicted on television. This could be why:

witness statement

 

In The Copyeditor’s Handbook, Amy Einsohn recalls this bulletin seen posted in publishing offices worldwide:

hard to resist

 

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