Spelling and last words

I came across this gem in mental_floss this morning:

Upon being handed his official death sentence by French revolutionaries, Thomas de Mahy (the Marquis de Favras) cooly stated, “I see that you have made three spelling mistakes.”

For some reason, it made me think of strausmouse.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.