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Where Are the Proofreaders When You Need Them?

I've done about a dozen blog posts on newspapers and headlines, but papers continue to publish items that could not be funnier if they were trying to be humorous. Since my folder is so full of great newspaper gaffes that either eluded a proofreader or betray the absence of proofreaders, I will publish some every few weeks until that folder is empty. Many thanks to my blog readers for keeping me supplied!

I'll make no commentary, leaving that instead to the comments section. Now on to today's fun, some of which might require careful reading. WARNING: make sure you are in a place where you are free to laugh out loud at least several times!


"If all we show people is our high standards, we offer them no hope." – Drew Conley

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"Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow." – Swedish proverb

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7 Comments on “Where Are the Proofreaders When You Need Them?”

  1. #1 Beth
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Did you intend to place a type in the first paragraph- they instead of they’ve? Just curious. It’s easy for me to notice typos in others’ work, but not my own.

    Thanks for the laugh! 🙂

    Rob adds: No, Beth, it’s called tweaking the wording at 6 a.m. without the help of my proofreader (my dear wife). I have fixed it in the text. Thanks! 😀

  2. #2 Donna
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Do you have “IVMan” down as part of your Community Service? I think it is an invaluable service! Bringing a smile to the start of the day–priceless! (And you can quote me on that!)

  3. #3 Kathleen
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Seen recently on MSNBC: “Honeybee die-offs linked to insecticide, study says.”

    The name of the study this article reports on is another gem: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9084394/Rereading-old-books-enhances-the-experience.html
    “The Temporal and Focal Dynamics of Volitional Reconsumption: A Phenomenological Investigation of Repeated Hedonic Experiences”

  4. #4 Michael
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Very funny stuff! The one about the barbershop singers reminded me of a story I saw on ESPN where a school for deaf kids had a football team and their pep band was made up of kids from a blind school.

  5. #5 Shannah
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    In the “Starvation can lead to health hazards” article, the way it stretches “300” out is a nice little touch…

  6. #6 Nancy
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I remember reading a crime report of an alleged gunman who “shot and killed a man four times.” I suppose he was only tried for one murder.

  7. #7 Meribeth Tozier
    on Mar 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    In Sunday’s bulletin at church:

    Special Who Killed Jesus?
    Message Pastor Dan