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Dan Juan

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

This is unfortunate. This comes from signage at a beautifully restored historic property here in Albuquerque. Many years and millions of dollars went into this restoration, and it’s been a top-notch effort all the way – except they clearly skimped on proofreading. Irksome. At least they got the Spanish part right.  

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Breast feeding

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Despite the intransigence of certain people, stigma against breastfeeding in public has noticeably, and thankfully, diminished in recent years. This is as it should be. “OMG, boobies, ahhhhhhh!!!” Sigh. However, I don’t know that any of us are ready for breast feeding. I guess if your breast is hungry enough, go for it, but it’s […]

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The “Proffesionals.”

Monday, July 16th, 2012

When running a business, it is important to demonstrate competency and legitimacy. One way to do this is to communicate effectively, using, ideally, correct spelling and grammar. We are sure the technicians at San Diego Steamer are…professional, not “proffesional.” But we can only hope San Diego Steamer’s legitimacy is not tainted by their failure to […]

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“Congrats,” not “Congrat’s.” And, “You’re,” not “Your.”

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Can you spot the mistakes in this collegiate-level (yes, this was on a college campus) poster? We can! Hint: they’re in the title!  

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Oh, the horror.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Ah, yes, who can forget that great California metropolis, Los Angles, where you can find such notable attractions as Hollywod, Dodgr Stadum, and Unversal Studios. This is from a published book courtesy of Crown Publishing Group. Way to go, Crown!

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“You guys up for some reggae tonight?”

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I know none of us expect much in the way of grammatical accuracy from someone putting on a third-rate reggae show, but come on! You got the first “to” right. Why is the second one so hard? Put down the bong for 5 minutes and get with the program! Also, it really should read, “A […]

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Educational Irony

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

As Jessica Simeone and Jennifer Fermino write in the NY Post, this is quite a, “humiliating spelling error.” Apparently, New York officials blame this mishap on a, “clueless contractor,” but really…there’s enough guilt to go around here, as this street-etched insignia had been there, as seen, for more than a year! Con Ed, you really […]

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED>>

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Yahoo! misspelled a famous senator’s title…or is that “sentator?” Yahoo!, we know you’re on a time crunch to continually fill the banner with the most recent news, but we’re still going to post your civic blooper. Sorry. No excuses. Give us a call next time before you upload.

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Even major publishing houses aren’t immune from typos

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Notice below the omission of “of” in the fourth line below the break. D’oh! Someone should have caught that. Step it up, Norton. Poor show.

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Oh, a gaffe. Woe be to Stephen Colbert!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Even the illustrious Colbert Report is not immune to the plague of typos currently savaging the nation, nay, the world. Stephen, give us a call. With your satiric wit and our commitment to stamping out typos, together we can ensure the “Amercian” way of life will go on forever. Behold:    

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