Monday, January 24, 2011

Goofs and Gaffes

Here's another list of actual quotes that show why "be careful what you say" applies to the written word as well. (Source: Edit Edit Edit (EditEditEdit) on Twitter. Pay that page a visit; there's lots more to chuckle at!)

  • "3-year-old teacher needed for pre-school. Experience preferred."
  • "Should I have a coma in the middle of this sentence?"
  • Sports news headline: "Grandmother of eight makes hole in one."  
  • "Chairman Billings asked Board members to muster support from the PTA to support the governor's task force on driving while intoxicated."
  • Notice outside public restroom: "Skeptic Tank. No foreign objects."
  • "In Pittsburgh they manufacture iron and steal."
  • "Blind woman gets new kidney from dad she hasn't seen in years."
  • Warning sign: "This door is alarmed."
  • "Man Arrested for Possession of Heroine."
  • "Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half."
  • "Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off after age 25."
  • "We provide the opportunities people with disabilities need to live dignified, fulfilling lies."
  • "When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide."

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