Archive for the Spelling Category

Somehow I think a more perfect gift would be a spell checker.

While visiting my son’s school I saw this poster hanging in the journalism room. The first word of the poster says “stuents” instead of “students”. That is a bad start for budding journalists.

It’s a cute little ditty discussing the dangers of “texting and sledding,” sure, but perhaps the greater danger is attempting to spell after having one too many mugs of eggnog.

Rudolph was not immediately available for comment.

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Oh Taco Cabana, you were so close.

It looks like someone at Taco Cabana on I-40 and MacArthur may have been hitting the margaritas when they wrote “margoritas” by mistake.

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Look, CVS — I know it’s only a minute clinic, but you might try spending a second minute proofreading your big, bright, electronic sign.

It’s “clinic”, not “clinnic”, and “now”, not “mow”. If you give physicals like you type, count me out.

This isn’t the first typo I’ve spotted at CVS, it’s just the first I happened to get a picture of. I will be keeping my eye on you, big red sign …

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We had some great chicken over the weekend, but I enjoyed the menu almost as much as I enjoyed the food.

For lunch, we were joined by a bunch of extra apostrophes.


One for Drink’s …


One for Sandwich’s …


And one for Salad’s.

Aside from that, they also offer one of the most awkward plurals I’ve seen to date: Sides Items.

There were probably more errors on the menu but I had to stop because it was literally starting to hurt my head.

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Looking for something to “Cool of With”? Look no further than McDonald’s!

These things belong to the Vegetable Plant. Please do not touch them.

“Well, here’s the deal. We’ve got four extra apostrophes and we need to use them somewhere.”

“But wouldn’t it make more sense to put apostrophes in all the words that end in S? Or none of them?”

“Yes. But unfortunately, we only have four extras, and they gotta go somewhere. Now get to work.”

First thought: They misspelled “resume”.

Second thought: The also misspelled “strips”.

Conclusion: The letter “e” migrated west for the winter.

(Spotted in the Daily Oklahoman.)