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Pointing out errors on Wikipedia is a bit like making fun of the mentally handicapped, but I’ll just mention that today I saw a reference to a novel of Faulkner’s which, Wikipedia said, contained two “interweaved” stories.

I try to restrain myself from trying to fix Wikipedia in any way—a Sisyphean task if ever there was one—but couldn’t resist correcting that, and asking, in my “edit comments”, “How can anybody who reads Faulkner not know that the past tense of weave is woven?”  (An error I have since corrected.  See below.)  Of course, on Wikipedia, there’s no such thing as qualification, so it’s quite possible—even likely—that the person who wrote that sentence had never read Faulkner.

If you don’t believe me, just take a look at Wikipedia’s article on the Snopes Trilogy.

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