Friday, January 20, 2006



One thing that really annoys me are typos. Not necessarily little errors or mis-types found on many blogs (mine included, I'm sure), but in professional print.

For several weeks, I have driven past a pathetic little sign down the street from my house that was painfully hand made. It is on an oxidized chunk of ragged siding, with magic marker lettering. This in itself should offend. Worse is what is written on it:


Pre bred? So they actually go through the trouble to breed them for people? How considerate! At least we don't need to go through that agony of getting them to breed ourselves.

And what is a Himalyan kitten? I've heard of Himalayan...I wonder if it's related. I'll have to get a picture of this sign and post it here. I just need to remember to bring my camera with me, which I never do.

My hometown newspaper is norotious for typos. I think that's where my obsession with spelling started. I would scan the paper every week when the paper came out so I could see how many errors I could find. The worst one was a big bold headline on the front page:


Pleeds? Puhleeez! There's just no excuse for that.

OK, now that I've got that off my chest, I'm going to go scan my posts and look for errors before I get my nose rubbed in it.

I know what you mean. This morning's Freep (Detroit Free Press) had the following headline:

"Deep cuts layed out, but details still unclear"

They have since fixed it.
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