Saturday, December 4, 2010

News Channels Run By Spelling (Oxy)Morons?

I haven't been able to figure out exactly what they're trying to say here. Either it's gotten extremely windy across the midwest, or air travel just got a little dicier.

Either way it's spelled wrong. Again, this is from a national 24 hour news channel. Do they not even care anymore?

And this is why South Carolina has been stereotyped:

This is from a local news channel. Perhaps their budget issues have caused them to cut back on education?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm From Calio - You Know - As In Caliofornia

Haha! This is from a morning news show. We can take comfort in the fact that the hand is actually pointing out the error. ("Stupid interns! I would like everyone to know that I had NOTHING to do with this!")

Oh, OK, it's Good Morning America. Get your sh** together GMA!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Alumni Won't Be Happy Coming Home To This

It's so sad to keep getting these images from college campuses. Thanks again to Kristilyn again for this one.
Perhaps we should go with the idea that the local businesses aren't run by students or graduates of the university. Sigh.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

If You Can Spell This, THEN You Are Smarter THAN Him!

Saw this today on the Book of Face:
Free Flipping E-Course. Than Merrill breaks down 27 proven strategies he currently uses for flipping homes in today's market!
Nothing I look forward to more THAN taking a course from someone who doesn't speak the language. I'm guessing that he didn't spend more THAN a few seconds writing his ad, thinking that it doesn't matter whether or not it's correct, as he probably stands to make millions off of the suckers intelligent people who sign up to learn all of his most secret tricks to become millionaires themselves. THEN he'll be the one laughing all the way to the bank.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We Need A 12 Step Program

Hmmmm. Mr. Keith J. Pierce - I suppose it's a good thing you decided to become an auctioneer and not an editor or an English teacher. Would that be the silver lining to this?

Do we need a country-wide 12 step program for overuse of apostrophes? Could we lump in excessive quotation marks as well?

And when did the word website become two?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Capsizing Islands?

Forget for a moment that this man - this State Representative, mind you - is having trouble forming a complete sentence. Forget that he appears to be having trouble with the English language. Forget that he's making less sense than your average six year old child.

If you can.

How the Admiral kept a straight face through that is beyond me.

I have to believe that the video is actually an internet experiment to see how quickly a video can go viral. Or a Saturday Night Live Sketch (in which case it's hysterically funny!)

If it is real - God help us all if we keep electing morons like Representative Hank Johnson (GA).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On My Way To The Aquaitc Center

Do they have spell checkers on sign-making machines? No? Well, they might want to think about adding that feature. This spelling (the word is supposed to be aquatic - just in case you're having trouble figuring it out) was on several new city signs installed a while back to help visitors find their way around town. Except I don't think anyone will be looking for an Aquaitc Center. They could end up even more confused than when they started out. Maybe this could be turned into a positive thing - "Visit us - we have an Aquaitc Center - do you? Hah - didn't think so!"
How do you get it so wrong?
On each and every sign?
With nobody noticing?
Until they are all installed?
Who's in charge here, anyway?!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

If It Ain't Broke - Add An 'N'!

This sad note was discovered on a chair in a University classroom. Obviously the chair was not, at some prior point in time, loaded with cash. (Tell me you weren't thinking that!)  It does look like someone tried to correct the note by adding an 'n' to the word 'broke'. Thank goodness for that!

Thanks to Kristilyn for her vigilant campus detective work!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

R U Goin 2 The Banc?

Spotted on the website for Bank of America. This is the problem with letting young texting fools run a website. In their world, if a word can be shortened, it is. And that (to them, at least), is the only way to spell. "What do you mean 'bank' has a 'k' at the end? It's not spelled 'banck'!"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Has Gradutated To Congealed Salads!

OK - time to get back to blogging. But I'm too lazy to upload the photos/examples, so today let's talk about celebrities making fools of themselves while murdering the English language - and having no idea that they are doing so.

American Idol has started up again. Yes, I like to watch the early episodes not necessarily for the bad singers (because I know that the producers have pushed them through with promises of glory and reassurances that they have wonderful voices only to crush their dreams and embarrass them on TV), but to see the great singers as they audition - as the judges see them for the first time.

On the first episode, with Posh Spice (or should I say Plastic Spice - I swear I had dolls with the same sheen to their face) as the guest judge, there was one singer who tripped over the word 'graduated' and came up with 'gradutated'. At least I think that's what he said. It's hard to spell words that aren't really words. But they passed on him, so we won't have to endure any more of his tenuous grasp of the language.

Second episode. Guest judge this time around is Mary J Blige. She's had a successful career, right? She is nice looking, appears to have a handle on that tricky thing called communication. BUT - then a wannabe idol walked in who had been a Miss America contestant. Ms. Blige commented on that part of her information, noting that she hadn't won the contest, but she had been awarded (are your ready for this one?) Miss Congealiality! Seriously! And no one even blinked. I had to replay it several times, thinking I had heard it wrong. CONGEALIALITY! My guess was that she made the best molded jello salad for the talent portion.

Sigh. You can't make this shit up.