THEN AGAIN, THEY GOT “DEPOSIT” AND “FUND” RIGHT

I write for a living, and long ago developed a knack for forgiving myself for my typos. It's easy once you get the hang of it. Then again, I don't run

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I write for a living, and long ago developed a knack for forgiving myself for my typos in no time. It’s easy once you get the hang of it. Then again, I don’t run a regulatory agency with a reputation for persnickitiness so powerful that bankers can get the dry heaves if they realize in mid-examination that some idiot posted their insurance stickers in the wrong places. So when the FDIC put out a press release the other day announcing its new loss reserve estimates, I got kind of a charge out of the headline:

Oh, those government spell-checkers. . . . As one guy here said when he saw the goof, “At banks, people get fired for that kind of oversight (regardless of the irrelevance).” Yes, they do. . . .