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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Funny Stuff

Back a few years and up 'til now, I've kept my eye out for miscues, misprints, mistakes in newspapers and other published material and have a few that tickled my funnybone. Will post a couple per day, here goes:

Phoenix Gazette 3/8/89:

Headline: Woman's death warrant signed.
Partial Text:
"_______ _______ Jackson is scheduled to be electrocuted in the Florida State Prison at Starke May 9. Martinez signed the death warrant, which is Jackson's first, Tuesday."

My comment:
How many death warrants do you usually receive?
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Arizona Republic 7/18/77:

Headline: 3 gunman steal $700 at tavern.
Partial Text:
"Everyone laid face-down on the floor. They took the mens wallets, went through the ladies' purses, and took the money from the cash register."

Police said one robber was armed with a shotgun, another with a lever-action rifle and the tird with a revolver.

 My comment:
The last guy was what?
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No paper referenced on this next one. It is an ad for Efferdent Denture Tablets:

Price without coupon 1.19
WITH COUPON . . . 1.49
Coupon effective: THURS. . FRI. .SAT. .12-28, 29, 30

My comment:
What? Throw away the coupon and have a Happy New Year.

More coming up on 6/16/16 (next Thursday).


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the smiles. I always enjoy misprints that often make sense but not the kind the publication was hoping for. :-)

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    1. The copy editing seems to have improved over the last few years. I don't see as many mistakes any more.

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  2. I reckon that if our typos are amusing, we should be excused for making them.

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    1. No excuse for it. It's just poor proofing.

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  3. Oscar, I read more misprints and blunders in newspapers than news. Well, at least there is entertainment through a depressing front page.

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    1. I'm surprised at the number of misprints in the newspapers. They need better proofreading or better writers or printers.

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  4. ".. the tird with a revolver" is always the deadliest.

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