Important rule for headline writers, especially at one of the top metropolitan dailies in the country: Don’t use a verb unless you’re sure about the difference between the infinitive form and the past tense:
They’re Called to Smote Typos From the Good Book
Proofreaders prevent such errors as ‘thou shalt commit adultery’ from making it into the Bible.
Unfortunately, they sometimes fail to prevent other stupid-looking errors from making it onto the website.
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