Something about this thread is bugging me...
...I do agree that Tim calling-out Amorette over a simple misspelling in the local paper is a bit over-the-top. It is minutiae to say the least. In my opinion, it's the kind-of mistake that really could be made by anybody whether they are dyslexic or not. Yes, even in the age of digital spell-check and having a couple people proof-read before publishing, it still happens. If there were facts presented in the article that were wrong and possibly libelous I could see the gripe, but calling someone out over a misspelling? I think there are far worse things in life to be concerned with.
That said, Amorette, did you REALLY just call Tim "mean"?
If one looks through the threads YOU have posted over the years here on MC.com and also, I've noticed, on Facebook, you've had a few instances where you've been rather rude yourself. If I were to wager a guess, I'd say Tim's motivation to start this thread in the first place was likely because of a thing or 2 you've said on here either to him or to others where you certainly could have been more polite. Not that it necessarily justifies Tim calling you out for this petty detail he caught in the way that he did.
I know that, as a historian and newspaper reporter you take pride in having your facts correct and backing your claims with viable sources, but if you're going to present them or counter people by being as "in your face" about it as you tend to be, and name-call, and put people down in the ways that you have, then why should you be shocked or hurt when you are called-out for a mistake you've made given all of that behavior??? I would think you'd have a thicker skin than that. You can dish it out but you can't take it, is that it?
And yes, I am quite aware that I've had my moments both on this website and elsewhere when I've been rude, too. Some will feel that this post is one such instance, and that's fine. I'm not perfect, either, by any means; but I feel quite safe in saying that you, Amorette, are far more notorious for rude posts than I ever will be.