Archive for the ‘Bloopers’ Category

Has writing Nookd a fire in your soul?

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The global Find & Replace function can be handy...but it can also lead to serious (and sometimes amusing) errors. The Nook edition of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace replaced every appearance of the word kindle with the word Nook, resulting in gems like this: As soon as she heard his voice a vivid glow Nookd ...

Valentine’s Day Specials

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Ad for local grocery store: Sweatheart Deals! Think I'll pass.

Pour / Pore

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

One of the most common mistakes I see is confusing similar-sounding words with different meanings. From the Feb. 2009 edition of Relish magazine: "She also subscribed to Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines, which I would pour over, then sneak home." Was that gravy or maple syrup she was pouring over the magazines? pour - ...

Butterfly on Assignment

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Photo caption in local paper: "While on assignment at a blueberry patch in Alcorn County, this butterfly resting on a zinnia caught my eye and made a pretty picture." Wonder how much that butterfly gets paid?