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by scw1217
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

trainman wrote:Looks like they made an emense mistake.......
On that line, I just received an email from audio software guru brand Roxio which reads "Share you family's favorite summer stories..." Needless to say, they have sent that out to their entire email list!
by scw1217
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

sluggo wrote:If the sign itself is an artifact, there should be a sign referring to the sign- which could then explain the 'art' of textual misconduct.
I was just thinking that would be the best case scenario - a sign saying the sign has known errors. Fat chance they'd do it.
by scw1217
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

As long as we can put down the mindless apostrophe's :evil: we have a chance. Which reminds me of the 2 guys who were arrested and forbidden to ever enter a national park again, for correcting an apostrophe on a historic sign at the Grand Canyon. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,409382,00.html?s...
by scw1217
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

Perry wrote:Much as I am far from the best speller in the world, that article gave me the heebie-jeebies.
That is how I felt!
by scw1217
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PICNIC
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

I like the word "picknickery" but my spellchecker doesn't!
by scw1217
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

I can understand that. It drives me nutty. My first full time job was as a proofreader. It was all I did all day every day. Ever since then, it became a habit I just cannot break. I have done it so much now, that is part of my current job as well (amongst other things).
by scw1217
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

Slava wrote:I could not fail to disagree with you less.
I had to think about that one!
by scw1217
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: A Proofreader's Nightmare
Replies: 29
Views: 40489

A Proofreader's Nightmare

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1832104,00.html?xid=newsletter-weekly The above article from Time magazine, entitled "Making an Arguement for Misspelling" (nevermind that there is an 'e' in the word argument) makes my skin crawl. The thought of so many variant spellings for the same w...
by scw1217
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FIE!
Replies: 8
Views: 6095

Great word! I am all for putting down those "other" words, and am adding Fie! to my vocabulary. :D On 2nd thought, the phrase from "Jack and the Beanstalk" comes to mind, "Fee! Fie! Fo! Fum!". Now that "fie" is explained I am wondering about the other 3! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_the_Bea...
by scw1217
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: peon/pioneer
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Thanks, Good Dr., for putting this word in the daily email! I kept looking for it to show up in the Good Word Discussion forum, just so I could point out you misspelled my name! It's S-u-Z-a-n-n-e. :) But no harm done!
by scw1217
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Holler
Replies: 8
Views: 4931

Re: A hoot n' a holler

Dr. Goodword wrote:scw1217 apparently lives but a hoot n' a holler from where she was born. Fancy that.

All explained rather elgantly (if I do say so myself) in the Glossary of Quaint Southernisms.
So it is! And btw, you are right. I am one of those rare true Floridians.
by scw1217
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Holler
Replies: 8
Views: 4931

Stargzer wrote:Florida is probably too flat to have many hollows, unless you're talking about the cranial kind. :lol:
That's true, but we do have "maters", "taters", and relatives named "Hular" [Hool-er] and "Thelmar" [Thel-mer].
by scw1217
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Holler
Replies: 8
Views: 4931

Re: Holler

Perry wrote:Oddly enough, even our mothers use words that are found in the dictionary. 8) And yet, they don't always speak the same language we do. :?
:D I guess I had it figured as more southern slang than a legitimate term.
by scw1217
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Holler
Replies: 8
Views: 4931

Holler

My mother uses this word a lot and being "born and raised" within 1 mile of where I live now in Florida, I have heard it a lot. Imagine my surprise when I found it in the dictionary. hol·ler1 –verb (used without object) 1. to cry aloud; shout; yell: Quit hollering into the phone. –verb (used with ob...
by scw1217
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PANDER - A Good Word Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 2013

:lol: Lol, Good Dr., at Duane Pipes!

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