Chicago has long held a torrid and very public love affair with the written word. The University of Chicago Press prints more books than any other university press in the world. Many of the largest textbook publishers in the world have offices in the Chicago area. Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Carl Sandburg… heck, the Dictionary Evangelist is a Chicagoan!
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Unfortunately, every last one of the language lovers has had reason to twitch in the last 48 hours when the Chicago Cubs and their fans proved that they’re sometimes lucky they can communicate well enough to order an Old Style. For example, the Cubs screwed up their long-awaited ode to Ernie Banks by leaving a typo on his statue.