Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
Just one week after the Herald published my letter about there being no letter “P” in “Binghamton”, I read your “Binghamton University Dean’s List” article---and was so proud to see that you had not only correctly spelled “Binghamton” in the headline, but also two more times in the body of the story. That’s a perfect 3-3, 100%, A+ ! Imagine my chagrin, however, when I was unexpectedly saddened to notice that immediately after your 3rd consecutive correct spelling of “Binghamton”, you misspelled its HARPUR College of Arts and Sciences as
“HarpEr”----even though my published letter had clearly stated “...as a 1965 graduate of SUNY-Binghamton (when it was known as HarpUr College)”.
Yes, I was saddened at this disappointing turn of events; but if you publish THIS letter I will be glad you misspelled “HarpUr”. (By the way, you might be the one-millionth person to have made this same exact error; so there might be some prize in it for you.)