Typoes & Mipsrints
One of my pet peeves is the abuse of the apostrophe. One common infraction is the
use of "it's" as a possessive pronoun. I have also seen "her's" and "their's," so
it is just a matter of time before I see something like,
"John really enjoyed hi's birthday present!"
(See the quote below from Sean_Driscoll.)
Click on the image on the right to see the full-size copy of an ad that appeared in
the Dallas Morning News. Then see if you can spot "it's glaring misprint."
And speaking of cats . . . well, we'll get to that shortly. (Someone would probably write,
"We'll, well get to that.")
|I admit that, especially in English, spelling is confusing.
||There are three ways to spell two
||and three ways to spell four
|Still, it can be entertaining reading other people's miss takes.|
- Abel's mother, Bachi, pasted away yesterday.
- As did out while street.
- Be careful who you [make angry] . . . The're going to be your manager one day.
- Cat's should be inside cats . . .
- someone on social media having trouble with plural's
- Digital Reality Trust announced a joint venture to convert Collins Technology Park into the premier datacenter park in the Southwest
- Richardson News and Information, referring to Digital Realty Trust
- Each of Tandy's new computers will feature a powerful microprocessor, a high-resolution color display, [and] a circuit board that produces compact disk-quality sound through a pair of sneakers. . . .
- press release from Tandy, that sneaky company
- 18. Our procedures and systems are good at prevening errors from happening.
- item on a patient safety survey (to be agreed or disagreed with)
- [Employees should take action that will] greatly reduce the possibility that a fire will
spared throughout the building . . .
- memo on the "fire plan" for an office building
- Event: Legacy Community Partners Volunteer Project
Type: Painting, Scrapping and Minor home repairs
- EDS internal notice which I promptly scrapped
- Extinguish the fire with a nearly fire extinguisher.
- memo on the "fire plan" for an office building
- Flue shots will be available Fri.
- Aaron Colwick, worried about employees who smoke like chimneys
- For instants . . .
- someone on social media
- God has alreaaalreaadyis hand in this matter
- I am really where the month has gone.
- Sherry Adams, who accidently a word out
- I fell on the ice and fractured my humorous.
- Sherry Adams, whose letters still are anyway
- I'm on-call until Monday 26, 2003.
- Deborah_Dawson, right after returning from the Fourth of Holiday
- If you are a serious guitar player and you want reliable, good sounding guitar I would look else ware.
- on-line reviewer
- If you're looking for a laugh, then wonder on over to the Rejected Hallmark Card section!
- FunForwards.com Newsletter, which makes me wander
- In case you did not here, the status reports are due.
- Don_Blasingame in an E-mail, in case you somewhere elsed
- Inspector Morse. Repeat run of three crime dramas starring John Thaw as the Oxford police inspector. A private hospital is found murdered in his car.
- Essex County Standard, obviously reporting fiction
- Intergrated Project Management / Plano Solution Centre
- professionally printed bursiness card
- looking for someome selling a booster seat or car seat for my 4 year old in god condition.
- social mediast
- Lucas Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas and brought up in Atlanta, George.
- CelebrityBorn website. (What do you expect from someone whose motto is "who worth their birth"?)
- . . . makes building a trading partner network as simple as can it can be.
- SeeBeyond website, which I read care with care
- New employees should be talked with with within one month of joining the team.
- Ron_Ron_Ronald_Christiansen in an E-mail
- Not to be out of the loop, I donned my costume of John's old smoking jacket, black
fur hat, black slacks and goofy jewelry and Harry Potter specs--and viola
I was Natasha the Nutty Russian Spy.
- Gloria_Black, stringing us along
- Object-oriented technology is moving from the drawing broad to the product stage.
- Martin Garvey in Information Week, working with female illustrators
- Peter is not feeling well. Iím sorry he will not be able to call me to piano today.
- music student's mom, relying on auto-correct
- Please Goggle or use the included links.
- Guardians of the Free Republics,
encouraging the use of safety glasses while performing an internet search
- Shop till you drip in New York City!
- sweepstakes notice from the hot, humid Big Apple
- Sir, what is the secrete of your success?
- someone getting advice from a man oozing with talent
- Smell's like kerosene.
- SER's boss, on an unusable skid of boxes
- Something's are starting to open up . . .
- some bodies some wheres
- Speak now or forever hold your piece.
- Johnna_Flanner, encouraging me to use my handgun
- Speaker Dr. Gerrard Hale will speak about what Dyslexia is and how to recognize it and why you would find dyslexics assessets to your business.
- printed program by an Adult Dyslexia organizatoin
- STORM THURMOND LAKE
- label on a map in "Georgia History" by Bonnie London
- Thank you for . . . loving me despote my faults.
- The Russler
- Thanks Russ this helps allot.
- Lisa_Wicks, learning to share
- The city of Richardson gave me an Ariel picture of my house
from two winters ago.
- a "Little Mermaid" fan on social media
- The likely hood . . . is unlikely . . .
- unnamed BankTec thug, who is or isn't
- the only thing that I am concerned with . . . is weather you receive it and can process it in the manor in which we send it to Houston.
- unnamed Hewlett Packard employee with a sunny disposition and a nice home
- think goodness for spell check
- Unfortunately, many of the fireworks miss fire . . .
- Chris_Nichol, who misses other things
- We feel extremely comfortable with out road map.
- Infobeat News, misquoting Ed Zander, who said "with our road map."
- . . . we've set our sites on all of you live sound and DJ enthusiasts.
- zZounds Music newsletter
- What a waist!
- Dan's coworker in a E-mail about a poor service provider,
provoking responses such as "Don't cut him any slacks!" and
"Perhaps his commissions should be suspendered?"
- Working together at wining souls.
- E-mail subject line
- You did everything that was asked of you without compliant.
- Trudy_White, trying to compilment her underlings
There are many examples of this traveling through cyberspace. People place call-in orders for cakes,
and the order takers can't always hear the quotation marks! So if the caller says,
“I want the cake to say, ‘Best Wishes Suzanne,’ and underneath that,
‘We will miss you,’” the result might look like this:
Here is the dashboard parking permit I received when visiting Seven Falls in Colorado Springs.
Notice the swapping of "YOU" and "YOUR." If your get to go there, mine hope you trip is as
good as I was.
I figured it was inevitable. Ever since I heard of Plano, Texas, I guessed that those people
who use a "single stick" for the letter L when otherwise printing in all caps, would lead
others to believe there is a city named Piano, Texas. Well, here is an excerpt from a store
locator found on-line. (Notice that in addition to a "Piano Store," they also have a "Six
Fiags Store." I'm surprised that isn't located in the city of
I received this invitation to a fundraising dinner. Here's the response card with the identifying info obscured.
I might sponsor a table, but for how much? If they are using the European-style decimal separator,
I can do it for $1. However, if that's a misplaced comma, I can't afford the ten thousand bucks!
A certain memo service uses a human operator to type a message dictated via a telephone call.
One caller dictated the message, "Please send XYZ report to John Doe at EDS-dot-com."
The operator typed the following: "Please send xyz report to firstname.lastname@example.org."