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    Wednesday......not really Trivia

    Proofreading - an apparently dying art.
    From newspaper articles.


    Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
    This appeared in a local paper. A reader called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

    Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
    Ya think?

    Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
    Now that’s taking things a bit far!

    Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
    What a guy!

    Miners Refuse to Work after Death
    No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

    Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
    See if that works any better than a fair trial!

    War Dims Hope for Peace
    I can see where it might have that effect!

    If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
    Ya think?!

    Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
    Who would have thought!

    Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
    They may be on to something!

    Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
    You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

    Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
    He probably IS the battery charge!

    New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
    Weren’t they fat enough?!

    Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
    That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

    Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
    Do they taste like chicken?

    Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
    Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

    Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
    Boy, are they tall!

    Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
    Did I read that right?
    💫 Star lover

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    Thanks Anita I needed a good laugh.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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      #3
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      Yes, proofreading is a lost art. Do they actually read what they write? And it isn't any better with the short "teasers" for the news during programs. I recently listened to an anchor doing a promo for the 110 news at around 10:30 say "Man attacked in subway at 110" Really? If it's going to happen at 11, can we get somebody there to prevent it please?
      Ginny B

      http://www.ginnyscraftbasket.wordpress.com

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        These are hilarious. You had both my husband & I in stitches.

        Thanks for making our slow morning great.

        Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

        Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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          #5
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          I love it. What a good way to start the day.
          Speaking of proofreading...wouldn't it be great if they could spell on the bottom of the TV screen when they are trying to post something?
          Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
          Terry

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            #6
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            loved this so funny especially if thinking of Tweaky's voice in Buck Rogers teehee what a guy hehhee.

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              #7
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              OMG! Too funny & knowing how careful (NOT) they proofread they should be given an award in journalism.

              Gina

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                Thank you, got several good laughs!!

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                  #9
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                  I think proof reading is a lost art. Too many people depend on spell check. Even if the word is spelled correctly, it might not be the right application for the sentence in which it's used. Those headlines gave me a laugh for the day. Thanks for sharing.

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                    I get a kick out of just reading the banners with stupid abbreviated sentences on the News. Some are really hard to make sense of. why do they continue to do it?? that is my question. I worked with a friend who had dyslexia and proof read all her letters to customers.

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