Which on earth were they thinking?

Written By: admin - Sep• 27•10

Dave gives us the rundown on this spectacular Newsweek oops.

Unless I miss my mark, it should be “With fewer than 2,000 students—whom the college describes as intellectually curious.” “Which”  implies that the low number of students itself is an intellectually curious fact. I’m “intellectually curious” about why Newsweek can’t hire better copy editors!

I dunno, that sentence kind of makes me giggle.

Later. Definitely later.

Written By: admin - Sep• 24•10

Reporter #1 snagged this bee-yew-tiful example of punctuation abuse!

Honestly, I would be so tempted to not pay at all…

What is UP?

Written By: admin - Sep• 22•10

Apparently there’s something in the water, because I received these two photos from two people within two days of each other.

This one’s from Reporter #1:

And this one’s from Chris:


Lol hahaha!

Written By: admin - Sep• 21•10

I just received an eager phone call from my father, who wanted to direct me with all haste to The Google to search for “South Bend billboard.”  I found this.

I’d say it was worth it.

I’d also like to point out that the South Bend Tribune article about this lovely billboard is headlined “Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment.”  This is the difference between newspapers and blogs.  They have to go with something refined and restrained, whereas I could go with something inane like “Lol hahaha!”

Thanks for the Tuesday-evening lolz, Dad!

The Brits do it too!

Written By: admin - Sep• 20•10

In case there was any doubt, Leah would like to refer you all to this link.

Thanks, Leah!

Quick, we need a fundraiser.

Written By: admin - Sep• 20•10

…because there’s a lot of work to do here, folks.


I’m so close to adding an “irony” category over there, just for this picture.

Tim found this, and Susan noticed Tim had it and alerted me, so thanks to both of ’em!

Text emergency!

Written By: admin - Sep• 17•10

A frantic picture-text from Mike arrived on my phone the other day, bearing only the message “As seen at the lower terminal of the Estes Park, CO aerial tram.”

I think Mike must be worried about what, exactly, is packaged in a “kids box” that isn’t on the label.  I can’t imagine what else would have upset him.


Written By: admin - Sep• 15•10

Reporter #1 happened to find herself at a sociology conference recently.  She says, “We never said we were good at math… Apparently we’re also not good at spelling about math.”


Actually, Reporter #1, the spelling about math is just fine.  The problem is that you didn’t want to be spelling about math right there.  🙂

It’s all the coffee.

Written By: admin - Sep• 13•10

Jessica M. speaks thusly:

Oh good heavens, Seattle Times, hire a copy editor.  It’s especially embarrassing in big print on the front page, you know?  Looks like you can blame “flight plane,” though, on the New York Times!


flight plane

Unfortunately, “Blame it on the New York Times” is just not nearly as catchy as “Blame Canada.”

Italian spelling is silly anyway.

Written By: admin - Sep• 10•10

Susan wants to know, “Does it mean that they have real monks in them?”

I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.  But they could have monkeys in them…

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