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Thursday, February 14, 2013

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PROOF READERS GONE????
PROOF READING SEEMS TO BE 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 sending this along. Too funny.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
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 BatteryCharge
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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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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Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!

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GROOVER4 2/24/2013 7:50AM

    GOLD!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/17/2013 4:19PM

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POSITIVEPAULA8 2/16/2013 6:04PM

    Very funny! emoticon emoticon

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ANY010113 2/16/2013 1:22PM

    emoticon those were great

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HONEYBEAR1461 2/15/2013 4:50PM

    Wendy, it drives me nuts that so many things are put into the papers etc incorrectly. I am a bit of a grammar, spelling nazi. Mind you I am starting to question myself sometimes as too many people are spelling words or putting articles together in a similar fashion so I start to wonder if I am wrong.

As for the lines you have put up, they are funny.

Thanks for the laugh.

Jennylee

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RX_2_RV 2/15/2013 1:44PM

    I laughed until tears were streaming down my face! emoticon
Jane

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FELINEBETTER 2/15/2013 10:18AM

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HEALTHYLU1 2/15/2013 5:51AM

    Very funny!
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CBEVNOW 2/15/2013 12:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks Windy, I needed a good laugh.

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ARTJAC 2/14/2013 11:54PM

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/14/2013 11:46PM

    I especially liked the RED TAPE one. We could use some of that stuff.

Just about every book I read has many typos. I guess if spell checker doesn't find a mistake, it must be all right!

Thanks for the belly laugh!

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GOANNA2 2/14/2013 10:35PM

    Thanks Wendy, they were great! emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/14/2013 9:02PM

    Very funny!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/14/2013 8:26PM

    Funny! Happy Valentine's Day. HUGS

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POPSY190 2/14/2013 8:21PM

    It's all done electronically nowadays and I don't think a human eye ever gives it a look before publication. It really spoils some books for me as the gaffes leap out at me and ruin my train of thought. And as for the news readers *************. One of the most noticeable for me is the misuse of "less" and "few", and then there are the prepositions, its and it's, and all the horrible vogue words. Why do journalists these days have to be "across" a story - why can't they just follow it? I'd better stop here or this will become the longest comment ever.

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MOTLEM 2/14/2013 7:37PM

    No such thing as 'proof readers' anymore, I don't think!.. well, not like the old days anyway.

I am a freak for punctuation errors and have caused havoc 'in my time' correcting spelling. I have a fetish for bad spelling... I abhor it!!

Have a great day! emoticon

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EWL978 2/14/2013 7:04PM

    I've already borrowed it and passed it on!! Thanx

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