Saturday, March 28, 2009
Yeah Yeah... it's not a spelling disaster. It's more like a business disaster. So you go through the drive-thru at the taco place expecting to order a burrito and a soda. But no. You can't buy a soda. If you want a soda, you have to get your sorry ass out of your car and walk into the taco place. Which is all probably for the best anyway. Who needs soda? Not my sorry ass, that's for sure!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This nice letter was received by a construction company. It was printed on quality paper and was accompanied by a glossy brochure that was obviously done by someone other than the letter writer. I think what frightens me most is the mason who is just trying to get some work has no clue he can't spell. Is this the result of that newfangled way of teaching our children spelling - just let them get close so we don't hurt their fragile egos?
I wonder why they are giving away their Rottweilers. And why are they including a foot? Whose foot is it? The owner's foot? A neighbors foot? I bet it's the mailman's foot!!! They probably can't take the foot away from Huge Rott and Medium Rott is backing him up. We all know you don't get between a Rotty and his foot!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The infamous "is or are" debate. What is "is and are"? How are they used? Do we need to use them correctly or do we care? The debate continues at the Albertson's Gas Station on Ironwood in Coeur d'Alene. Is we surprised? Should we be happy the fuel rewards is there? Maybe the sign are supposed to be that way?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I know the misspelling of spaghetti is very common. A Google search pulls up about 25,900,000 for spagetti. Do those nearly 26 million results mean it's okay to spell spaghetti wrong?? If enough people butcher the spelling of a word, does that mean it becomes correct?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I know we all typo occasionally, but as Kerri says "some of these words were misspelled twice so it wasn't a typo". Personally, I have spell check turned on in my email. It misses those confusing words like hay and grate, and it doesn't always know when to capitalize, but it catches most typos and "I must have missed that day in English" misspellings. I guess we should be thankful Toastmasters is a speaking club, not a writing club.
Thanks Kerri for the forward!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I did a couple searches on Google and Yahoo for "creak Nebraska". All that came up were creaks and moans. No bodies of water. So, I wonder if Nebraska has a higher population of folks with creaking and moaning body parts. Or are their buildings of inferior quality so they creak a lot.
This past summer, we were wandering around Fred Meyer in the garden department when we spotted this awesome item... a "Transh Can"!! I was so enamored with the idea of owning such a rare and potentially useful devise that I immediately sought the help of the kids to lift it and place it in our shopping cart (plus, it was on sale!!) Since adding the Transh Can to our 'outdoors' living area (i.e. patio), we've found how much easier it is to place Transh in the can. We also can't believe how handy the "Heavy-duty power coated steel frame construction" has been and just love the "Sling fabric for deluxe look." God bless America and our propensity to having everything manufactured in China!
Labels: Made in China