Genuine News Bloopers; Anguished English

Here are a few genuine news bloopers gleaned from American newspapers. These were taken from an article by Richard Lederer, author of “Anguished English”. On behalf of Barbara Rutledge and her family, our sincere thanks go out to those sending flowers, cards and contributing to the death of her husband. … Continue reading

The Speed of Time by Age

Age  Is it Christmas yet? 0-9 Extremely slow. Even a trip to the store with Mom seems like going to Albania – by covered wagon. Most common phrase: “Is it Christmas yet?” 10-19 Still slow. Scientific evidence seems to show that school clocks actually move backwards just before the bell … Continue reading

excuses

EXCUSES The following is a collection of “actual excuse notes from parents (including spelling)” from the Office of Educational Assessment at the University of Washington. * My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him. * Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She … Continue reading

Noah’s diary

425 b.c. Day One Dear Diary, First day at sea. Whew! Just made it under the wire. The animals seem happy, but the lions and tigers are beginning to become restless, and it was a bad idea to put the rhinos, hippos and elephants on the starboard side, and the … Continue reading