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Feb. 12th, 2007 @ 08:43 am (no subject)
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I work for someone who writes like this:
"I don't know why but when I look at the table of contentsthere are no page numbers and it justifies to the left please correct and resend Thanks"

Good Christ, Word/Outlook actually UNDERLINES your shit when it is fucked up. Take the hint, yo. Honestly, are the '.' and ',' keys that far out of the way?
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thedr9wningman:
Sep. 6th, 2006 @ 09:50 am (no subject)
Wohoo!

"Dozens of lawmakers from Lopez Obrador's party pledged before the crowd to do the same, with some vowing to disrupt Calderon's inaguartaion on December 1."

Nicely done, NPR!
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thedr9wningman:
Jun. 9th, 2006 @ 03:33 pm Klassick! [sic]
I got a fax today with the headline:
Fax transmittle.

I laughed.

This coming from the people that put insulation in your house and need to pay attention to details such as gaps in your windows, holes in your floors, etc. They probably don't bother with those minor details... nah!
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thedr9wningman:
Apr. 12th, 2006 @ 08:30 am Missouri accused of bombings in 9/11
I found an interesting 'typo' on BBC News just now. It details how the Brits say Moussaoui's name in its slippage:

"Although he was in jail in Minnesota at the time of the attacks, jurors ruled that lies told by Moussaoui to federal agents kept them from identifying and stopping some of the hijackers.

Defence lawyers say the jury should spare Missouri's life because of his limited role in the attacks, evidence of mental illness, and because his execution would only fulfil his dream of martyrdom. "

I can totally hear a Brit saying 'Muh-ssaouri', thus the typo. I find that really neat.
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thedr9wningman:
Apr. 11th, 2006 @ 10:39 pm ~ not that Im without my painful moments of wordsmithery... ~



but I found this interesting....and funny.

http://community.livejournal.com/found_objects/2745594.html





~
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birdbrain!
thistlelurid:
Mar. 21st, 2006 @ 11:12 am (no subject)
How does this work???:

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I will be out due to a friends
kid's
b-day party.
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I don't understand getting HALF of it right...
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thedr9wningman:
Mar. 15th, 2006 @ 05:00 pm (no subject)
On a cup, from the ChitChat cafe on PSU's campus:
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Caution:Chew tapioca before swallow. Tapioca may not be appropriate for young infant.
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Wait, there are OLD infants???! Caution:chew? What the fuck is that?
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thedr9wningman:
Mar. 11th, 2006 @ 01:55 pm Grammatical Confessions
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
Current Music: Sting - Brand New Day
I must confess to get this off my chest.

Forgive me, fellow grammarians, for I have sinned. Despite my staunch advocacy for proper grammatical mechanics as a necessity for clear communication, I have some regular habits that scrape the bottom of the mucky barrel. The worst thing is that some of them I don't want to change.

  • I often make artifical Proper Nouns in my writing. An example of this can be found in my previous post wherein I capitalize "Open Gallery" in promotion of an event being held tomorrow. Really, it is an "open gallery". There is nothing proper about it.
  • I have a terrible habit of trying to cram too much into one sentence -- more of a stylistic sin rather than a grammatical one, as I always read back over my writing for grammatical correctness -- but these sentences, containing appositives, prepositional phrases and the like, are sometime difficult to read, and if the goal of writing is clear communication, I am sorry to say that I sometimes fail with these excrutiatingly long and complex sentence structures, which I doubt I will ever give up entirely, though I am trying to read back through, cut up, and clean up through my editing process.
  • As much as I try to stop this one, I can't seem to give up the habit of sometimes putting antecedents after their associated pronouns.
  • I waffle terribly about the "Oxford comma", that comma that may or may not separate the second-to-last word in a list from the final conjunction. Even within the same essay, paragraph or complex sentence, I may use it one time and delete, omit, or excoriate it the next.
  • And I frequently start a sentence with a conjunction.
  • Finally, my greatest sin is one of grammatical hypocrisy -- casting stones at people whose communication skills may not be as strong as my own, even though I am far from sinless myself.
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idic
pdx42:
Feb. 28th, 2006 @ 09:46 am Another!
Thank you for your help in keeping the Frig. Clean….
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thedr9wningman:
Feb. 24th, 2006 @ 09:06 am Every morning an eyesore
We are making adjustments to our phones again today. As outlined in my email yesterday, if you are experiencing any trouble hearing the caller or vise versa, echo, etc., please let me know ASAP.
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This is not a typo... it is psychological. Why do people have such issues with Latin? And since they do, why would they USE it?!
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thedr9wningman: