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To flaunt or to flout, that is the question

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Editor, Index-Tribune:

I love the Index-Tribune, I read it every week and find that, on the whole, it has a good standard of writing. So I was taken aback to see the lead headline on the front page of the Jan. 3 paper (“Sonomans flaunt wood-burn rules”).

Perhaps Don Frances had a New Year’s Day hangover when he wrote it, and didn’t notice that he had typed “flaunt” instead of “flout.”

I would hate to think that a staff writer at the I-T didn’t know the difference.

By the way, I would love to know how many people contact the paper about this. My husband swears that most people won’t notice, while my confidence in the reading public of Sonoma is a little higher.

Best regards, and a very Happy New Year to all at the I-T.

Susan Fegan

Sonoma Valley

  • Anne Shapiro

    From what I read, the scofflaw was flaunting the fact that he was flounting.