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Monday, June 22, 2009

Giants Can't Hit, But Copy Editor Scores a Home Run

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge No arrests made by the grammar police today - JOE ESKENAZI
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  • No arrests made by the grammar police today
A little while back we wrote about how baseball fans unfazed by donning the name and uniform number of a player recently cut off the team or unceremoniously packed off to Kansas City at the trade deadline can save a lot of money at the Giants' Dugout Store.

So, being the kind of person who reads a menu from right to left, I was at the dugout store recently when I came across the above shirt. At first it struck me as an incredibly odd usage of the term "Capitol." But soon I realized that this was perfectly proper usage of a tricky word; whomever copy-edited that t-shirt deserves to take a curtain call.

Capitol -- with an "o" -- signifies the actual building in which the seat of a government is housed. This can lead to quirky sentences such as "California's Capitol Building is in Sacramento, the state capital."
 

Since the above shirt seems to indicate that AT&T Park is the seat of government for Giants Country, then the term "capitol" is proper.

Now, is there anyone I can talk to about this nationwide power outage here in Giants Country?

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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