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Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:07:15 PM »

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter


This one caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and a call was made to the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
No, really? Ya think?

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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!

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Miners Refuse to Work after Death
'good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!

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War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!

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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!

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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

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Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!

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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!

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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!

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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

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And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?

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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 05:35:04 PM »
Love em keep em coming

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Re: Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 01:03:36 AM »
Crushed Truck flips over Convertible

true love?
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Collision between Bicycle and Deer, taken to hospital.

What about the bike rider?
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Police taking aim at hundreds of stray animals

The Pound must be full.
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Don't ya just love small town newspapers?
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Re: Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 01:14:27 AM »
Mexico nabs suspected cartel leader without a shot


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Re: Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 02:05:21 AM »
When Did April Fool's Day Begin?

I thought it started at midnight  :?
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 05:53:29 PM »
Another one I saw today;

New ancient Egypt temples discovered in Sinai

How new is ancient?
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Re: Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 06:45:12 PM »
I enjoyed this little Freudian slip of a typo, in an e-mail message from the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee:

“Governor Palin represents so many everyday average working people. She shares our conservative values and is our standard barrier [sic]. That is why I am so passionate about our work and cause here at the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee.”
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And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 03:18:56 AM »
Another one I saw today;

New ancient Egypt temples discovered in Sinai

How new is ancient?

Ancient is more recent than Fossilized, if that's any help.  How about this one:  New Dinasour fossils found in Montana.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 02:09:57 PM »
Hah! :-D
Those are great!