The Corner

The Ombudsman Wields His Ombudsstick

An alert reader: “Jack Fowler’s pitch for Mr. Buckley’s book was not a

haiku. Haikus have syllables numbering 5 on the first line, 7 on the

second, and 5 on the third. His order was reversed, so it’s not a haiku.

Just wanted to alert the ombudsman, or somebody.”

Quite right, Sir. Jack, you just lost X-Box privileges for a week. Try to

be more careful in future.

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