I have brought up this issue in the past, and was thouroughly (and justifiably) hammered for doubting the great one.
Not this time.
For some odd reason I receive e-mail updates from Charlie as a member of his “team.” I have asked to be removed from his mailing list several times, to no avail. Here is the sentence in question from his(?) weekly e-mail update today:
“We know Deval Patrick and Tim Murray and their allies will spend heavily in the fall to try and win the election, so we have to out due their efforts.”
I believe the word in question is “out due” it should be “outdo.”
The e-mail was signed “See you on the campaign trail.” by Charlie.
1. Charlie: how could you graduate junior high with spelling like that? Never mind Harvard.
2. Is the e-mail from you? It has your name on it.
3. If it is not from you, why are you deceiving your “team” members?
If you’re looking for a new proofreader, I’ll work cheap. Heck, I’ll even campaign for my boss. I like working. I’m available right now.