Yes, you did read that post title correctly: today is press day on our publication and we almost let through the clanger 'ethic minorities'. Not only that but it appeared twice in the same news story.
Fortunately for the subs, one of our eagle-eyed proofreaders spotted the mistake.
"Do ethic minorities come from Ethics?" I asked him. Unusually, he not only got my joke but laughed at it.
"Never mind the missing 'n', we should just drop the 'e'," he then said. So of course I told him not to be ethicist.
The ambiguous Oxford comma
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