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    Hearing someone say "Valentimes Day" always makes me crazy. I heard CNN's Nancy Grace say it one too many times and had to write her. I'm sure she still says it but I got it off my chest.

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    This drives me crazy (I think it's a Southern thing): "Where you at?" instead of "Where are you?"

    My mom recently saw this license plate: WERE U @ ... an even worse take on "Where you at?"

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    Sounds like something out of Jeff Foxworthy's act!

    I once saw a commercial that had the line "Where Bo be now?". It was for some food establishments, I believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw718;3767679;
    This drives me crazy (I think it's a Southern thing): "Where you at?" instead of "Where are you?"

    My mom recently saw this license plate: WERE U @ ... an even worse take on "Where you at?"
    My mother would always say "Behind the at". It has now rubbed off on me. I can't stand that either.
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    Headline in today's newspaper:

    "Rescue squard pioneer receives highest state honor"

    Oops!

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    I'm sure they meant rescue squid
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw718;3767861;
    Headline in today's newspaper:

    "Rescue squard pioneer receives highest state honor"

    Oops!
    Not sure if I've mentioned this one here, but years back, in the town paper, the editor's right hand strayed too far in that direction while he was recapping my sister's youth soccer team's shutout performance... FORT rules prevent me from typing what the newspaper told us, but replace the first "u" with an "i" and I think you'll get the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missyboxers;3772837;
    Not sure if I've mentioned this one here, but years back, in the town paper, the editor's right hand strayed too far in that direction while he was recapping my sister's youth soccer team's shutout performance... FORT rules prevent me from typing what the newspaper told us, but replace the first "u" with an "i" and I think you'll get the idea.

    I take it the newspaper didn't employ a proofreader?
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    Years ago in my hometown newspaper, before computers, they produced the local ads for stores and didn't really get copy from a corporate office (all the stores were locally owned).
    Well one clothing store had an ad in the paper that week for Knit Shirts, but they forgot the "R". The paper was inundated with phone calls. As this was a cattle producing area, people were calling in asking how you knit that stuff as they had pastures FULL of it.

    Apparantly the proof reader was off sick that day.
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    Makes me crazy (nothing new there, you say?) to hear people pronounce the word "lacks-adaisical", instead of lackadaisical! I usually tell them that "there is only 1 "lack" in that word!" .
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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