Shemp's "Illiteracy Parade" Thread

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Shemp's "Illiteracy Parade" Thread

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I'm starting a thread where people can post examples of literacy mistakes they find on the net or in other media. I can't believe that so much of this gets through, especially in the Spell Check and Grammar Check age.

Here's one I was treated to this morning. I'll give the link and a snapshot, in case it gets corrected by the time you see it:

Curtin Falls On Athens Olympics

Unless they mean that Jane Curtin fell out of the skies onto the closing ceremonies, this is JUST PLAIN WRONG!

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Post by Nigel »

I'll have to look (not very hard, I'm sure), but the misuse of appostrophes is pretty common. You might see a sign (for example) that says "Fan's for sale). Idiocy. Sheer idiocy.
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This door to remain open during business hours.



That sentence no verb!


You know, I shouldn't even start on this subject, and remember, a guy is a rope!
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Post by Blue Monk »

Skeeve wrote:
This door to remain open during business hours.



That sentence no verb!


You know, I shouldn't even start on this subject, and remember, a guy is a rope!
Not always. My daddy is a 'Guy." Honest, that's his first name.

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