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    Now their going to have to be careful with there graphics because your out they're watching. I wonder weather or not that guy was let go. Witch channel was it again? At least they no wear to find a good proof reeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Now their going to have to be careful with there graphics because your out they're watching. I wonder weather or not that guy was let go. Witch channel was it again? At least they no wear to find a good proof reeder.
    Nicely done.

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    Our local paper has had an amazing run of bad homonym use lately. It's an embarrassing display for so-called professionals (I used to work there, and I know the 'so-called' is well deserved).

    As much as I love Flowrestling, the typos and grammatical errors drive me up the wall. I'm thinking of offering my free proofreading skills to the site as a public service.

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    Blue, you're right.

    We all make the typo and when writing a story and trying to proof my own stuff, things get by. I don't have a copy editor, which I did have when I was working at a newspaper.

    I've even caught typos and grammar issues on fortune cookies.

    And on that note: www.engrish.com

    As far as TV trucks go, sometimes the tech guys don't have the best journalistic backgrounds and do something quickly. I've seen a few errors on the graphics on SportsCenter that make me chuckle, but repeated errors do drive me batty, especially when I have one of those brain farts myself.

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    That's nice - "Pregnant woman over 70 and disabled people lounge" ...that's why commas are important. Funny website.
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    Didn't go to the website, but one I remember from grammar school is:

    After eating the baby Tom fell asleep.

    Option 1: After eating, the baby, Tom, fell asleep.
    Option 2: After eating the baby, Tom fell asleep.
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    My friend and I were discussing pirates and dinner plans one evening. (Trust me, it made sense.) When one of our friends decided not to join us for dinner, my other friend responded:

    There. She blows!

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    Speaking of punctuation, do you remember the scene in the movie Charly where Cliff Robertson has to punctuate the following words into coherent sentences?

    that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

    answer below - don't peek























    That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is!
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    Now that sounds more like Bill Clinton's testimony at his impeachment.


    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Speaking of punctuation, do you remember the scene in the movie Charly where Cliff Robertson has to punctuate the following words into coherent sentences?

    that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

    answer below - don't peek























    That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is!

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