Even though I wouldn’t want my emails published, I still thought it was funny enough when Warren Fernandez’s email asking if anyone who’s been laid off by NYT would like to work as sub-editors at ST was published in Gawker:
From: Warren Fernandez Jude
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:50:15 +0800
Subject: Fw: and the misery continues…
Would you know anyone within the NYT who could help us put out the word that we would be happy to take on some copy-editors, which we are in dire need of.
Ideally, they would operate in our newsroom in Singapore, but we are open to the idea of some working in the US, as Paul Zach does.
The Straits Times
email: warren (a t) sph.com.sg
But what got me LOLROTF and then LOL standing up was one of the comments:
“On reflection, however, if this guy is ending sentences with ‘of’ then he isn’t kidding about needing copy editors.”
And then a response:
“You don’t even want to know what the punishment for a dangling participle is in Singapore. “