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  1. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter (This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this.)

    It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

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    I just couldn't help but send this along. (Too funny.
    Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says. Really? Ya think?)

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    Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers. (Now that's taking things a bit far!)

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    Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian (Takes Over What a guy!)

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    Miners Refuse to Work after Death


    (Good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be UNION !)
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    Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant. (See if that works any better than a fair trial!)

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    War Dims Hope for Peace. (I can see where it might have that effect!)

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    If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last A while. (Ya think?!)

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    Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures. (Who would have thought!)

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    Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain;Police Suspect Homicide (They may be on to something!)

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    Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges (You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?)

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    New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group (Weren't they fat enough?!)

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    Kids Make Nutritious Snakes. (Do they taste like chicken?)

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    Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors (Boy, ain't they really tall!)
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    And the winner is.... Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead (Did I read that right?)
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    I must admit, your taste in sourcing online shares is as fine as your self-written snippets. You must also admit that I am the only goblin who could write a winding essay as response even to an online forward. Newspaper headline bloopers engender ironic laughs! I particularly liked "run down jaywalkers" and "red tape holding up bridges".

    Proofreading is a weighty precursor and not something to be taken lightly, esp., in situations where your own judgement is addled by a sloppy handout more soever after what happened to Dan Quayle because a miscreant didn't proofread the spelling bee card for him.

    On June 15, 1992, Quayle altered 12-year-old student William Figueroa's correct spelling of "potato" to "potatoe" at the Muñoz Rivera Elementary School spelling bee in Trenton, New Jersey. Quayle was the subject of widespread ridicule for his error. According to The New York Times and Quayle's memoirs, he was relying on cards provided by the school, which Quayle says included the misspelling. Quayle said he was uncomfortable with the version he gave, but did so because he decided to trust the school's incorrect written materials instead of his own judgment.

    Thus, jaywalkers could be run down and bridges held by red tape when a pot jeopardizes a presidential toe.

     
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  4. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    @GeetaKashyap
    Thanks a lot. 'Lol' is one of the Palindromes that I like most!
     
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    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    @Ouroboros
    After reading this, I had to rush and look for my sweaters! Thank you, thank you!
    If anyone has a contrary opinion about this, I would like to meet her!
    There are goof ups and goof ups but making them laugh worthy needs innovative spirit. These goof ups are such that make you sad to correct them. (Is there any other word for a goof up?)
    Potato is a tricky word. One doesn't have to be Vice-President to get confused by it. I too lose my way in spelling it. They should have made it just 'pototo' without a different vowel in between! My grandson used to call it topato in the early stages of his life!
     
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    Haha
    Genius kids :tearsofjoy:
    Is Cemetery a name of the city :eek:
     
  7. Cheeniya

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    @shravs3
    I am happy you liked it all. Cemetry is actual cemetry :grin:
     
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