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Veggie Chips? Straws? Which One?

Ok…bought this bag of Veggie Chips. I sometimes buy the chips, sometimes buy the straws–love them both. After opening and consuming the bag o’ chips, I happened to notice that the manufacturer somehow got the package text wrong. The picture is right and all of the text is correct…except the product is referred to as…

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Humor in Advertising

The British are plumbing. The British are plumbing… We usually choose an image showing a misspelling, word misuse, or punctuation error on a sign (although the periods are missing before each closing quotation mark, but we’ll let that one go). Here’s a great example of using humor in advertising. Would you hire this plumber simply…

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Graduates Wait for Corrected Diplomas

Students at Spring Creek High in northeastern Spring Creek, Nevada might have been better off proofreading their own diplomas: the word “graduation” was misspelled as “graduataion.” Whatever happened to spell-check? The Salt Lake City Jostens company reprinted about 200 diplomas so that students would have an error-free copy. The high school will not be charged…

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Our Editor-in-Residence

Our feline editor-in-residence, Checkers,  is hard at work. Checkers is the queen and overseer of everything grammar. If we’re editing, she’s sure to be nearby. P.S. Cat vision is really great for picking out those typos. If you liked this, you might also like… Humor in Advertising

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A Better Amercia?

“A Better Amercia.” That’s right, A-M-E-R-C-I-A! Looks like the Mitt Romney camp needs to invest in copy editors or at least run spell-check. Romney’s campaign launched an official iPhone app with the banner slogan, “A Better Amercia.” Needless to say the error has been fixed, but not before it went viral with Obama supporters and…

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Spell-Check Doesn’t Work: Pubic/Public Strikes Again

When Spell-Check Doesn’t Work–The Cost of a Missing ‘L’ What happens when the University of Texas at Austin, leaves out an ‘L’ on the cover of it’s commencement program and relies solely on spell-check to catch errors? Lots of apologies to parents and graduating students on commencement day, and lots of needless money spent to…

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Editor Needed: Old Navy Flubs Collegiate T-Shirt Line

Old Navy Needs an Editor OK, this is a little bit of an oldie (2011), but it’s a prime example that even big companies fail to employ the simplest measures (like hire an editor) to avoid costly, embarrassing errors. “Lets Go!!” should be “Let’s Go!!” with an apostrophe–otherwise the statement merely consists of two unrelated…

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