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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How Easily We Err...

The things people send me are often amusing. Being lazy, I thought I would pass this latest one on without comment....


Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called 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.


I just couldn't help but send this along. Too funny.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
No crap, 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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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-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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4 comments:

Michael said...

Wow, a lot of ambiguous phrasing there. You'd think professional newspaper publishers would catch on to these, but no. I really hate seeing typos in newspapers, magazines and books. If I were editor, I would make a personal oath to make sure everything that goes through my work pile comes out perfect in clarity, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Michael.
Do you hate it too?
"If you're going through Hell, keep going."

powdergirl said...

I love those head lines, I just love them.

Douglas said...

Michael, I watch the scrolling news at the bottom of most cable network news shows and catch a huge number of typos. Drives me nuts.

powdergirl, I have no idea if they are real or made up but I wouldn't bet on being fakes.

Michael said...

Wow, a lot of ambiguous phrasing there. You'd think professional newspaper publishers would catch on to these, but no. I really hate seeing typos in newspapers, magazines and books. If I were editor, I would make a personal oath to make sure everything that goes through my work pile comes out perfect in clarity, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Michael.
Do you hate it too?
"If you're going through Hell, keep going."