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Re: where are the proofers???

At 11:29 AM 3/28/98 EST, PWerlin wrote:
the newscasters
>had a map behind them showing the outline of the state of Arkansas, showing
>where Jonesboro is, and smack in the middle, the abbreviation for the state
>--- "AK"   - which, I hope many of you know, is incorrect.

Not a mistake I'm likely to have noticed. I have no use for those 2-letter
state abbreviations....it's not always obvious which state it's an
abbreviation for. For example, which state is MI the abbreviation for?
Michigan?  Missouri? Mississippi, Minnesota?  Whose bright idea were these,